Monday, June 28, 2010

Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months


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    President Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet 'kill switch' bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday and now moves to the floor.
    The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which is being pushed hard by Senator Joe Lieberman, would hand absolute power to the federal government to close down networks, and block incoming Internet traffic from certain countries under a declared national emergency.

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    The Senators pushing the bill rejected the claim that the bill was a 'kill switch' for the Internet, not by denying that Obama would be given the authority to shut down the Internet as part of this legislation, but by arguing that he already had the power to do so.
    They argued "That the President already had authority under the Communications Act to "cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication" when there is a "state or threat of war", reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

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    Fears that the legislation is aimed at bringing the Internet under the regulatory power of the U.S. government in an offensive against free speech were heightened further on Sunday, when Lieberman revealed that the plan was to mimic China's policies of policing the web with censorship and coercion.
    "Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too," Lieberman told CNN's Candy Crowley.

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    Obama And The Internet "Kill Switch"


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    Previously, Obama's Federal Trade Commission has floated the idea of a so-called "Drudge tax" on popular alternative news websites as a means of propping up failing mainstream media outlets.  According to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, the public is overwhelmingly opposed to such a scheme – as well as any bailout of the flagging newspaper industry.

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