May 25, 2011
Originally appeared as US Cyberspace Bill Walks a Fine Line in The Epoch Times
Filed under Security & Surveillance
Imagine, for example, a teenage hacker who has used his parents’ computer to attempt to break into a bank network. If his parents were aware of his attempts but failed to turn him in, not only would that computer be subject to forfeiture, but so would his parents’ house.
As the government moves to secure the nation’s networks from cyber-attacks, striking a balance between security and digital rights is again the topic of concern. Although the White House proposal has received less backfire than several similar bills, concerns have struck a common chord.