From the "What if This Had Happened Under the Bush Administration" File

Item one: new legislation proposes granting the government the power to take over private computer networks (read: the Internet) during “emergencies.” CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. The new version would allow the president More …