When Is Congress the Most Dangerous?

When it comes to cybersecurity, maybe Americans ought to be happy with a do-nothing Congress.

Remember the rush to pass the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)? This was to be comprehensive measure to keep the Internet from turning into easy prey for the online likes of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard. The only problem was that the bill was deeply flawed. When sponsors found out what was actually in the proposed legislation, they abandoned en masse. The proposal crashed and burned. Little surprise that some in Congress are not anxious to repeat this folly.

“Senate Cybersecurity Bill Accused of Moving Too Fast by Republican Critics,” reports the Huffington Post. Frankly, after the SOPA fiasco, can you blame them?



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