October 29, 2009 2:56am CST
say good bye to free speach!!!
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@stinge (808)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Could u explain yourself a little more. Just what does Obama plan on doing to the internet?
• Mexico
29 Oct 09
first he wants to take down talk radio, and now he'll be able to cut off all means of communication - but the blind obamabots still praise him. details of a revamped version of the cybersecurity act of 2009 show http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/28/senate-president-emergency-control-internet/?test=latestnews a senate bill would offer president obama emergency control of the internet and might givehim a "kill switch" to shutdown online traffic by seizing private networks -- amove cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties. details of a revamped version of the cyber securityact of 2009 emerged late thursday months after an initial version authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., was blasted in sillicon valley as dangerous goverment intrusion. In the original bill they empowered the president to essentially turn off the internet in case of a 'cyber-emergency' which they didn't define said Larry Clinton President of the INTERNET security alliance, which represents the telecomunications 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 proved from its first draft but troubling language that was removed was replaced by bague 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 -- abroad license that right 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.