So it has been brought to my attention that I need to write this blog because of reasons unknown to me. The consequences of writing this blog entail passing a class in college, which seems like a pretty good thing if you ask me. But why would you ask me in the first place? I digress.
Well I am not sure if I am supposed to indent or leave two spaces after ever period, like they do in conventional writing, but I am going to do it anyways and one such as the reader, who presumably is you, should just accept this. Now that we have, potentially, enjoyed that little rant, I will talk about the topic that is actually important.
So, less than a year ago, the government was going crazy trying to regulate the interwebz (internet?) and stop any entertainment hacking that could occur, and potentially compromise any government information. Well bills like sopa got shot down in fiery hatred, partially from the internet, partially from the government. Now our intellegent congress is shutting down another proposal. The bills are always claimed to be infringing on private rights among other complaints. Furthermore, the proposals are shut down because they either are to little or two much, and a middle ground has yet to be found.
The Obama administration has now declared that an executive order is being considered. Ladies and gentlemen prepare for complete regulation and destruction of the internet Obama to try and fix the problem, like every other problem he has failed to fix. The reason that cybersecurity is really trying to be pushed through is because everything from power grids to oil lines, allegedly, has great potential for being a target of cyber attacks. While I don’t support something as ridiculous as sopa, and I don’t think Obama knows what he is doing, I do think that a consensus can be reached. The question that remains is simply can the government reach a middle ground in time.
An Article on the Bill with some videos: http://www huffingtonpost com/2012/08/08/executive-order-cybersecurity-obama_n_1757490.html
Another article: http://www businessweek com/news/2012-09-08/obama-weighs-executive-order-to-defend-against-cyber-attacks