Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Obama might acquire power to shut down the Internet...

A recently proposed but little-noticed Senate bill would allow the federal government to shut down the Internet in times of declared emergency, and enables unprecedented federal oversight of private network administration.

The bill's draft states that "the president may order a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic" and would give the government ongoing access to "all relevant data concerning (critical infrastructure) networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access." More...

See also:

  1. Rockefeller: Internet is “Number One National Hazard” (For whom?)
  2. More than ONE BILLION people use the Internet!!! Wow!
  3. Internet monitored and controlled, even in democracies.

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