Friday, April 10, 2009

Internet Infrastructure : Hanging on "a Wire and a Prayer"

Few realize the way in which a terrorist attack could cause devastation,  without deaths,  bombs and explosives,  but by attacking the internet.  Reading this article and pondering a web sabotage is important.http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=16136&tag=nl.e539

And yet equally important is the protection of a free democracy from over-zealous Presidential powers.  Civil liberties groups were concerned with the breakdown of civil liberties under the spying possibilities of Bush's Patriot Act.  Now,  the Cyber-security Act of 2009 raises the same questions under  a Barack Obama administration.

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