Friday, March 2, 2012
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks | Techdirt: "Well, we saw this one coming a mile away. Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind-the-scenes story appeared to be that the NSA was going to make a power play to try to get responsibility for cybersecurity handed to it, rather than Homeland Security. Over the last few days, it's become clear that's exactly what's going on. While neither the NSA nor DHS inspire much confidence when it comes to heading up cybersecurity, the NSA plan is really crazy. It's expected that Senator McCain will be introducing legislation shortly that would give cybersecurity responsibility to the NSA."