The Beacon's Glare

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952

In this world it will soon be unsafe to be unpopular.

Worse, it will mean that either DHS or possibly the American Military will be charged and empowered to police that decision by their oversight of the companies that will provide us that access.  If these companies in any way, shape or form have anything to do with government infrastructure – which most telecommunications companies do in some form.

McCain to introduce cybersecurity legislation giving even more domestic control to NSA, military – The problem here is that the NSA and the military, which USCYBERCOM is part of, currently do not have the legal authority to go in and secure civilian networks.  So, McCain seeks to introduce legislation to change that, giving the military even more unprecedented…

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