A recently proposed but little-noticed Senate bill would allow the federal government to shut down the Internet in times of declared emergency, and enables unprecedented federal oversight of private network administration.
Since many of our critical infrastructure systems (banks, telecommunications, energy) are in the hands of the private sector, the bill would create a major shift of power away from users and companies to the federal government. This is a potentially dangerous approach that favors the dramatic over the sober response.
Who defines emergency?
Isn't this Nationalization of the Internet Security? Is this going to bring about an Internet Tax?
Good Lord, that's one hell of a power trip. No, he shouldn't have the authority to shut down the internet.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:16 AM on Apr. 14, 2009
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Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 1:39 PM on Apr. 14, 2009
"She always knows when there is something going on in the world because her internet goes out for days. When it comes back on, some of the sites are blocked especially the media sites."
The media sites huh? Probably just another way the government can pull the wool over our eyes. Soon their going to tell what news channels can and cant report on...
Answer by BEXi at 1:44 PM on Apr. 14, 2009