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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Too bad you cant use the "Obama is a dictator and controls every aspect of my life, so the idea of protecting IT in emergency situations is just a conspiracy to own my internet rights although previous administrations who drafted rules on emergency control over tv, radio, highways and Marshall Law are for our protection as well as non-emergency wire tapping of citizen's phones by the previous administration" argument.

    Moving right along...
    Last edited by JakeFromWI; 08-28-09 at 04:51 PM.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Way cool. But its not EVERY NETWORK. Only networks that have already or will consent to such. Like Walmart's network as a a backup, and private higher education networks as backup for the govt.
    It's what is presented. By Liberals all the time. As you do now. You've a problem with Walmart. Don't work there. Case solved.

    I didn't have to "propose" a "Govt" Program, and spend millions to tell you that.
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    is there a good reason why this is even being considered, much less written
    I do not get it

    cant delete OP huh?
    You should realize that there are people "out there", Islamics for one, who do not wish our nation well.
    Others are the Malfa, the KKK, the "Aryan Brotherhood" and other criminal groups.
    We must take appropriate safeguards.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You should realize that there are people "out there", Islamics for one, who do not wish our nation well.
    Others are the Malfa, the KKK, the "Aryan Brotherhood" and other criminal groups.
    We must take appropriate safeguards.
    A cyber attack is more likely to come from Russia, Easten Europe, or China.

    In any case, the safeguards should be in place no matter who the attacker is. Be it some Islamic extremist or the 90 year old christian woman next door.
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET

    Where did I imply I have a problem with Walmart?

    I don't in regards to their willingness to allow the gov't to use their network for emergency purposes for a small yearly "insurance fee." Its a good idea that has already been arranged - considering they have the largest non gov't idependent network in the world. This bill is just entitling the president (present or future) to make executive decisions regarding such emergency power and denoting who will be the experts utilizing such powers.

    Very similar to laws we have passed denoting specifics regarding Gov't seizure of the highways (it is why they were built afterall), television, radio, and Marshall Law.

    It sounds to me like an excellent measure against terrorist cyber attacks and good for homeland security. Something I figured mattered to cons.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    The Dems better "have a talk" soon with the President....

    Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET News


    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 that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), 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. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.
    This is a rather terrifying prospect that shouldn't even be realistically considered. No one person should be given that kind of control, regardless of who they are. However, I don't think that this is reason to believe that there is anything somehow sinister going on. It's just a very bad idea.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    DeeJay, no counterpoint to an idea like a measure against terrorist cyber attacks that's great for homeland security?
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    DeeJay, no counterpoint to an idea like a measure against terrorist cyber attacks that's great for homeland security?
    I don't understand though, what does our internet access grid have anything to do with the governments own private network grid?
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    This is a rather terrifying prospect that shouldn't even be realistically considered. No one person should be given that kind of control, regardless of who they are. However, I don't think that this is reason to believe that there is anything somehow sinister going on. It's just a very bad idea.
    Are you terrified that the gov't has control over tv, radio, highways and even the option of Marshall Law in case of emergency as well?
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet | Politics and Law - CNET

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Are you terrified that the gov't has control over tv, radio, highways and even the option of Marshall Law in case of emergency as well?
    Not as much. The internet is a much more powerful tool, in my opinion and far too many people and businesses rely on it. I don't think its unreasonable for people to be wary of this.

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