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Don't Put Feds In Charge Of The Internet

Publication Date: 
April 19, 2009
Source: 
San Francisco Chronicle
Author: 
James G. Lakely

Lecturer in Law Jennifer S. Granick is quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in a column about the possibility of terrorists hacking U.S. computer infrastructure and wether its necessary for the federal government to control and/or monitor the internet in order to prevent a potential cyberattack:

Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, notes that when one federal department has the power to monitor all networks, "you've basically established a path for the bad guys to skip down." Exactly right. Not only is giving the federal government broad powers to "protect" our Internet infrastructure a threat to civil liberties, it's foolish.