The characters 'Pinky and the Brain' come to mind after seeing this recent story. Does Obama REALLY want to CONTROL everything?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
No anon :56, I don't want any government control of the internet where they can declare an "emergency" and then restrict the flow of information. (I don't play games on the computer, the Wii, the Xbox 360 and the like. At 51 yo, it seems so - juvenile.) We already have the Emergency Broadcast System. Use that to get info out. I have a friend who worked for an American company in Beijing. She always knew when there was some world event happening because they lost internet and tv for hours or days. It is that future possibility which worries me. It should worry you. Why doesn't it worry you that the people in our government want the power to possibly control the information you will be able to get? Don't use the excuse that "without this the price will double" game. Why will it double? What will drive it up so from what is available now? Oh, I know - government intervention.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:11 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by gracefulsky at 9:37 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
It's only been proposed and it's been proposed before. I doubt it goes anywhere.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:41 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
The bill hasn't passed yet. The only way to keep this from happening is to make your opinion known is to contact your reprsentatives in Congress. Make sure they know you don't want ANY internet control not just a watered down version that they can ramp up later.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:45 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
AS much as I dislike Obama (which is putting it mildly!), as I understand this bill--he would be given the power to shut down teh networks of PRIVATE COMPANIES that have to do with the nation's infrastructure. I don't think he has plans to shut down social networking sites, blogs, conservative sites, and the like. But, I could be wrong!
"the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government."
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:49 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by ABusyBee at 9:51 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by ABusyBee at 9:55 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Jun. 21, 2010