Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
Submitted by: Larry

"Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet."

"They're not much happier about a revised version ... CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft ... which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency."

"The new version would allow the president to 'declare a cybersecurity emergency' relating to 'non-governmental' computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. ..." ...
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KABA Note: So what's the problem? After all, when the Second Amendment was written machine guns didn't exist -ahem- I mean when the First Amendment was written, the Internet didn't exist, so how can it be protected?

Boy, that slippery slope sure gets slipperier when you're standing on it . . .

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 12:32 PM

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all either. under what possible circumstance could there be for the President to seize control of the private sector internet. nothing of any real importance take place over this part of the internet. there are no proprietary systems on it. hospitals, air traffic control, all military systems, all federal and most state and local law enforcement systems are on secure internet systems not even connected to the private sector internet. ryo cannot imagine for what reason this could ever be necessary. does Ojiisan have any idea about this ka

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

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is one of the 7 steps of Communism. He controls all the MNM now. But alas poor Obozo has no control over the internet. His job will not be complete until he can shut us all up!

5 years 16 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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as long as there are any of us good conservative folk left alive, we will keep shouting, we will do whatever we must to have our side heard. if in fair election we lose, that is one thing, but we won't lose forever. we will not be silenced until the last one of us is put in our grave. ryo not ready for grave yet and hope you aren't either. get out the hammer of the voice of freedom and keep shouting until our message get through. we will be heard! we have a right to be heard. just as they have a right to vote us down; they do not have a right to shout us down. let our voice be strong and continue to be strong neh.

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PS what are the other 6 steps ka ryo not want to fall into any clever traps neh.

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