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    Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    The days of an open, largely unregulated Internet may soon come to an end.

    A bill making its way through Congress proposes to give the U.S. government authority over all networks considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Under the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2009, the president would have the authority to shut down Internet traffic to protect national security.
    Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Its going to be interesting to see how the partisans break on this one.

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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Personally, I don't think it'll go anywhere, but if it does pass, then so be it.

    We'll see a huge technology boom. Wireless mobile sales will be off the charts and underground internet will be the modern version of the speak easy.

    The rest of the world might succumb to oppression, but we Americans seem to get motivated by it when our government attempts it.
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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Personally, I don't think it'll go anywhere, but if it does pass, then so be it.

    We'll see a huge technology boom. Wireless mobile sales will be off the charts and underground internet will be the modern version of the speak easy.

    The rest of the world might succumb to oppression, but we Americans seem to get motivated by it when our government attempts it.
    Not sure what you mean here. How does wireless mobile make any difference?

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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Its going to be interesting to see how the partisans break on this one.

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    I think as long as the majority of media is silent on this and talk shows host do not bring this up it will have a strong chance of passing without voters even realize whats being done.
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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    I deactivated my Facebook account.
    I'm one step ahead of the Government.

    Tomorrow I'll ride into Washington with my Luddite companions (we will not write, as alphabet is technology) on horseback (bareback, saddles are technology).

    We will stand in front of the Senate and exclaim "Nay! You have no jurisdiction here. Impose your will of clogging the YouTubes and filtering "how to make homemade Nuke" from search-engines, but your legislation has no effect on us."

    Then we will get tazed, or shot, depends on the circumstances.
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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Tomorrow I'll ride into Washington with my Luddite companions (we will not write, as alphabet is technology) on horseback (bareback, saddles are technology).
    I thought all the liberal types were opposed to riding bareback.....

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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I thought all the liberal types were opposed to riding bareback.....
    Outside of my Luddite persona, I am opposed to riding horses in general. I prefer War Elephants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Outside of my Luddite persona, I am opposed to riding horses in general. I prefer War Elephants.
    I suppose size does matter....

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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    What could possibly be going on the internet that would justify the president shutting down ALL traffic?

    This is a terrible idea, because they would have to know in advance that an attack is on the way. You can tell these bills have been passed by technical idiots on subjects. Every senator and congressman should have to take a class to learn that yes the internet is not just a series of tubes and how it really works.

    Hackers have bearly been able to find cracks in bank encription, let alone even come near to encripting military databases. Even if they did, the safety procedures in places more than makes up in compensation.
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    Re: Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

    Quote Originally Posted by thabigred View Post
    What could possibly be going on the internet that would justify the president shutting down ALL traffic?
    A blogger probably posted evidence that Dear Leader did not write his books, and that the teleprompter really does write all his speeches.

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