After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option

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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Oh, joy. From preemptive war to preemptive national emergencies?


It doesn't take much to imagine the consequences of a successful cyber attack. In a future conflict, an adversary unable to match our military supremacy on the battlefield might seek to exploit our computer vulnerabilities here at home. Taking down vital banking systems could trigger a financial crisis. The lack of clean water or functioning hospitals could spark a public health emergency. And as we've seen in past blackouts, the loss of electricity can bring businesses, cities and entire regions to a standstill.


Taking the Cyberattack Threat Seriously, by Barack Obama

And the "right-wingers" are fear-mongering?




posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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All little more detail on the EO.

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