The controversial Senate bill giving the federal government the authority over the Internet if the president declares a “national cyberemergency” has been reintroduced with some changes, brought about in response to the events in Egypt. The new wording specifically states that this does not include the authority to shut down the Internet; however, it does still allow the government to give orders regarding privately owned computer systems and would allow the shutting down of parts of the Internet, specific web sites or types of content, without a court order.
The new bill is called the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, but The ACLU is not appeased by the changes, and the EFF is still concerned. How would your company – and your own personal communications – be impacted? Read more about it here: