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    Default WTF? - Senate Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet

    Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 show the Senate bill could give the president a "kill switch" on the Internet and allow him to shut out private networks from online access.

    A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a "kill switch" to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks -- a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties.

    Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 emerged late Thursday, months after an initial version authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., was blasted in Silicon Valley as dangerous government intrusion.

    "In the original bill they empowered the president to essentially turn off the Internet in the case of a 'cyber-emergency,' which they didn't define," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications industry.

    "We think it's a very bad idea ... to put in legislation," he told FOXNews.com.

    Clinton said the new version of the bill that surfaced this week is improved from its first draft, but troubling language that was removed was replaced by vague language that could still offer the same powers to the president in case of an emergency.

    "The current language is so unclear that we can't be confident that the changes have actually been made," he said.

    The new legislation allows the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and make a plan to respond to the danger, according to an excerpt published online a broad license that rights experts worry would give the president "amorphous powers" over private users.

    "As soon as you're saying that the federal government is going to be exercising this kind of power over private networks, it's going to be a really big issue," Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told CNET News.

    A Senate source familiar with the bill likened the new power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when he grounded all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001, CNET News reported.

    Spokesmen for Senator Rockefeller and the Commerce Committee did not return calls seeking comment before this article was published.

    But Rockefeller, who introduced the bill in April with bipartisan support, said the legislation was critical to protecting everything from water and electricity to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records.

    "I know the threats we face," Rockefeller said in a prepared statement when the legislation was introduced. "Our enemies are real. They are sophisticated, they are determined and they will not rest."

    The bill would also let the government create a detailed set of standards for licensing "cybersecurity professionals" who would oversee a single standard for security measures.

    But many in the technology sector believe it's a job the government is ill-equipped to handle, said Franck Journoud, a policy analyst with the Business Software Alliance.

    "Simply put, who has the expertise?" he told FOXNews.com in April. "It's the industry, not the government. We have a responsibility to increase and improve security. That responsibility cannot be captured in a government standard."

    Clinton, of the Internet Security Alliance, praised President Obama's May science policy review, which he said would take cybersecurity in the right direction by promoting incentives to get the private industry to improve its own security measures.

    But he faulted the Senate bill, which he said would centralize regulations for an industry that is too varied to fall under the control of a single set of rules without endangering the economy and security.

    "We think a lot of things need to be done to enhance cybersecurity," he told FOXNews.com, but this bill is "not something that we could support."
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    Oh god really. I can't believe this. The government actually thinks it can do a better job at "securing" the internet than the private sector, in other words the creators of internet security. Oh what the hell anything to take the heat off of healthcare.
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    Well I feel a lot safer now.

    In the event we have a revolution, it will be like how Iran operated a few months ago. Great time to be an American.

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    "I know the threats we face," Rockefeller said in a prepared statement when the legislation was introduced. "Our enemies are real. They are sophisticated, they are determined and they will not rest."
    YOU'RE THE ENEMY ROCKEFELLER! YOU ARE THE THREAT WE FACE!!!
    Rockefeller and the rest of the NWO fucks will not rest until they control everything.
    Their goals are pure evil.

    Go die fuckers.
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    This is basically the same thing Bush wanted. Nothing new here.

    It's just the conservatives up in arms this time.
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    Wiretapping ...... that's cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    YOU'RE THE ENEMY ROCKEFELLER! YOU ARE THE THREAT WE FACE!!!
    Rockefeller and the rest of the NWO fucks will not rest until they control everything.
    Their goals are pure evil.

    Go die fuckers.
    You got that shit right, Wruff.

    This country is so fucked. Hope everyone keeps the pressure up and their voices, LOUD!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post

    HH<-----What's next Washington, we can only buy milk on Tuesday?-------
    Suppose it's a dry county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Suppose it's a dry county.


    As long as they allow me to buy fruit on friday. Like having fruit on the weekends, for the drinks of course.


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    Damn...sounds like the govt was really paying attention to the mess in iran lately. Guess the don't want to make the mistake of having their dirty laundry tweeted for the world to read.

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    THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM, THIS IS A TEST FOR THE NEXT 60 SECONDS THIS STATION WILL CONDUCT A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST

    BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEP!

    !F THIS HAD BEEN AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO TUNE TO ONE OF THE BROADCAST SYSTEMS IN YOUR AREA.

    bastards can already seize the tv stations and interupt my soap operas...suns of beetches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
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    Nah, leave the old guy alone. The termites ate his teeth.

    Dig up Thomas Jefferson instead.
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    Just like radio, the internet is up, running and cannot be shut off.

    Remember pirate radio in the 60's? This is how the internet will be, perhaps only a few years from now.

    I had a conversation on this very topic only a few days ago. The internet is here to stay, but, be sure of one thing .........

    ....Right now we are living in the age of ultimate communication. It will not get this good again and that is a very sad thing, but WE got to see it and live it....just for a while. In years to come, I will remind my youngers of a time when I could talk to anyone I wanted anywhere in the world about anything and nobody could stop me.

    They won't believe me of course.

    And then they will shop me to the thought police for reminiscing about the "bad times".
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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