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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obama Trying to Get "Internet Kill Switch" Again

According to an Article on CBS News, the Obama Administration is trying to get the power to create an "Internet Kill Switch" in case of "Cyber Emergency":

"A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a "national cyberemergency," and prohibiting any review by the court system, will return this year.

Internet companies should not be alarmed by the legislation, first introduced last summer by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Senate aide said last week. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

"We're not trying to mandate any requirements for the entire Internet, the entire Internet backbone," said Brandon Milhorn, Republican staff director and counsel for the committee.

Instead, Milhorn said at a conference in Washington, D.C., the point of the proposal is to assert governmental control only over those "crucial components that form our nation's critical infrastructure."

Why Would I want the Government in "Control" of the 'Crucial Components of the Nation's Critical Infrastructure"?
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