Saw this as I was surfing Rense.com, watch out Kevin Mitnick, next time it could be life!
WASHINGTON - A last-minute addition to a proposal for a Department of Homeland Security would punish malicious computer hackers with life in prison.
reshape large portions of the federal bureaucracy into a new department combining parts of 22 existing federal agencies, including the Secret Service, the Coast Guard, and the FBIs National Infrastructure Protection Center.
During closed-door negotiations before the debate began, the House Republican leadership inserted the 16-page Cyber Security Enhancement Act (CSEA) into the Homeland Security bill. CSEA expands the ability of police to conduct Internet or telephone eavesdropping without first obtaining a court order, and offers Internet providers more latitude to disclose information to police.
News source: c|net