This spring many groups were alarmed at a bill that would give the White House the power to disconnect private computers from the internet. Democrats have spent months behind closed doors creating a new version of the bill and it has resurfaced.
This bill would allow the president to declare a "cybersecurity emegency" which would let the government shut down private servers. The Internet Security Alliance, which represents companies such as Verizon, expressed concern at the bill.
"I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling with it vagueness, it is unclear what authority Sen. Rockerfeller thinks is necessary over the private sector," said the the president of the Internet Security Alliance.