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Nevada Would Like To Regulate Internet Traffic

Posted on the 09 April 2015 by Worldwide @thedomains


Nevada wants to be the first state to regulate Internet traffic, in an article on USA TODAY, Anjeanette Damon, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal gave the details. The one take away from the article was that critics and security experts believe the bill would actually aid what it is hoping to prevent. The bill is being pitched as a help with Cyber Security.

From the article:

Nevada could become the first state in the nation to mandate the physical route government data takes as it travels the Internet under a bill being considered by the Nevada Legislature.

The bill’s sponsors, Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas, and Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, argue their measure is critical for cybersecurity because it would keep government Internet traffic confined to the state, instead of allowing that data to travel traditional paths that often include out-of-state connection points.

But both critics of the bill and independent Internet security experts said the measure would do just the opposite, creating a single-point bottleneck that could make data more vulnerable to attack and would defeat the Internet’s greatest strength, that it is decentralized with an almost infinite number of traffic routes.

Read the full story on USA TODAY

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