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.
Lieberman wants to model the Kill switch for the internet after China. Lieberman said " China can shut down the internet, we should be able to do that too"! The US wants to be just like China.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
"...when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of the these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up because I'm calling their bluff. And we'll see how much of that- how much to the political arguments they're making right now are real and how much of it was just politics. Allright?"