According to insider sources, “a top Microsoft executive would open the door for government licensing to access the internet, with authorities being empowered to block individual computers from connecting to the world wide web under the pretext of preventing malware attacks.”

Speaking to the ISSE 2010 computer security conference in Berlin yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft vice president of Trustworthy Computing, said that cyber security should mirror public health safety laws, with infected PC’s being �quarantined� by government decree and prevented from accessing the Internet.

[via PP]