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    Obama's Internet Kill Switch

    Internet 'Kill Switch' Would Give President Power To Shut Down Web

    A new Senate bill, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman, proposes to give the president the authority "to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet," according to CNET.

    The authority granted to the government in the bill, known as the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), has been likened to an Internet "kill switch."

    The bill would require that private companies--such as "broadband providers, search engines, or software firms," CNET explains--"immediately comply with any emergency measure or action" put in place by the Department of Homeland Security, or else face fines.

    It would also see the creation of a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security, the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC). Any private company reliant on "the Internet, the telephone system, or any other component of the U.S. 'information infrastructure'" would be "subject to command" by the NCCC, and some would be required to engage in "information sharing" with the agency, says CBS4.

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    Are we becoming a communist country that they will need to shut off access?? While I could see that they would need to broadcast emergency messages in times of crisis, I'm not sure I see the need to totally shut it down without the authorization or cooperation of the owners. If the internet was being attacked through some cyber weapon, it would seem that there would be an alternative of physical contact to request it voluntarily be shut down. Then again, maybe I'm not getting the big picture but this seems like a scary power for the government to have. Maybe if there was a ton of rules that would have to be met....
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    how is liebermans bill now obamas bill?

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    Shut down parts of the internet... Hey, just like Iran and China does huh?
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    Oh, this President loves power. He is absolutely the most self centered man that has held the office in my lifetime.

    I've heard that many of the pictures/paintings in the White House have been taken down and replaced with....Pictures of Barack himself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil'devil View Post
    how is liebermans bill now obamas bill?
    No kidding. What purpose is this bill for? Are they bored in Washington?

    How about a bill that gives Obama a kill switch for the fucking oil wells.

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    This is a bad ideal. What if I am in the middle of...nevermind. It's just a bad ideal.

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    There goes the first amendment. Joe Lieberman is beyond belief. His own party has thrown him under the bus for his views on the Jihadists. But he continues to caucus with them on everything else.....poor Joe.
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    I guess I just cant' bring myself to take this seriously. I really can't see something like this happening here. We haven't really gone that far, have we?
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    A lot of it has to do with recent surfacing of unpleasant events, such as how a foreign power managed to download an ungodly amount of U.S. gov't data by "seeding" servers with trojans...

    A thread I posted at the Army:

    On Bush's Watch, U.S. Suffered Its "Electronic Pearl Harbor"

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5578986n&tag=api

    Sunday's 60 Minutes featured a pretty terrifying report on the potential threat the United States faces from cyberterrorism. It's territory that the show has mined before.

    As Steve Kroft pointed out at the outset of the report, the show had "less than a decade ago" gone to the Pentagon to learn more about how computers could be used by hackers "as a weapon." "Much of it was still theory," Kroft related, "But we were told that before too long, it might be possible for a hacker with a computer to disable critical infrastructure in a major city, and disrupt essential services, to steal millions of dollars from banks all over the world, infiltrate defense systems, extort millions from public companies, even sabotage our weapons systems."

    Eep! Sounds like someone better get on that, before something terrible happens! Except guess what, something terrible already did. "Plus a lot that we don't even know about," Kroft said. Great.

    Enter Jim Lewis, who directs the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who says that the United States experienced its "electronic Pearl Harbor" in 2007:

    LEWIS: Some unknown foreign power, and honestly, we don't know who it is, broke into the Department of Defense, to the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, probably the Department of Energy, probably NASA. They broke into all of the high tech agencies, all of the military agencies, and downloaded terabytes of information.

    Lewis goes on to point out that the entire Library Of Congress is the equivalent of 12 terabytes, so that sort of puts things in perspective, doesn't it? And it's not like hackers were making off with William Faulkner novels!

    And last November, according to Lewis, "someone was able to get past the firewall and encryption devices of one of the most sensitive U.S. military computer systems and stay inside for several days." That system? The CENTCOM network, which you might know as "the people who are fighting all of our wars." The hackers were able to sit inside the network, tracking information and documents "like they were part of military command."

    This, Lewis said, is the "most significant" breach of security ever "acknowledged by the Pentagon." Not acknowledging this, however, is the Bush administration, on whose watch all of this happened. Asked why the public was never told about the extent to which the United States had already suffered significant cyber-casualties, Lewis said: "You know, I've been trying to figure out why that is. And some of it is the previous administration didn't want to admit that they had been rolled in 2007." Worse yet, in Lewis' estimation, the seriousness of the threat, even now, "doesn't seem to be sinking in."

    Hopefully, Liz Cheney will find some way to waterboard the Internet!
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    Not too dissimilar to Hitlers Enabling Act of 1933 really. The emergency decree signed by Hindenburg on February 28 after the Reichstag fire. This law would hand over the constitutional functions of the Reichstag to Hitler, including the power to make laws.

    Before the new law was passed, Hitler made a speech in which he pledged to use restraint;

    "The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures...The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is in itself a limited one," Hitler told the Reichstag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Oh, this President loves power. He is absolutely the most self centered man that has held the office in my lifetime.

    I've heard that many of the pictures/paintings in the White House have been taken down and replaced with....Pictures of Barack himself!
    Yeah because Bush showed that he cared so much about the average American, Vike.

    Not saying Barack or any other politician for that matter cares about the average citizen more than Bush. They don't care. They are all self-centred.


    And Bush loved his POWER as well. In fact he used his power to do many things. In fact a part-timer in the NSA is probably reading this very post right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    In fact a part-timer in the NSA is probably reading this very post right now.
    Yes, in fact they are reading every post. Every email. Every text message. And listening to every phone call that we make. Yes, they are in fact watching us very very closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    Yes, in fact they are reading every post. Every email. Every text message. And listening to every phone call that we make. Yes, they are in fact watching us very very closely.
    I wouldn't doubt it.
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