Some members, the aide said, “were kind of scarred by that experience and don’t want to go down any road where they are viewed as regulating the Internet.”
In fact, the latest network security bills do not regulate the Internet, and it is not clear whether they will gain popular traction, either for or against.
The best-known computer attack on an industrial system used a computer worm called Stuxnet, and appears to have been aimed at Iran’s nuclear arms program.
“I think there is a risk in moving too fast to authorize sharing of so much information that it puts privacy at risk and upsets a lot of the same people who spoke out” against the antipiracy legislation, said Gregory T. Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology, an advocacy group that is supported by the technology industry.
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