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Old 06-27-2010, 07:21 PM
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Obama can shut down the Internet for 4 Month now that the Senate has approved the ‘kill switch’ bill.

Just another way for the Gubment to Control our lives. This puts them another step into my life..

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http://news.techworld.com/security/3...enate/?olo=rss

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:10 AM
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[Moderator mode]There's another thread similar, but been awhile. Don't know if I can find it. Any one come across it please let me know.[/moderator]

My take:
There are many tech savvy people in the world now and some of them don't like us.
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Obama can shut down the Internet for 4 Month now that the Senate has approved the ‘kill switch’ bill.
Obama already has the power to flip this so-called kill switch, and for longer than 4 months.

Section 706 of the Communications Act of 1934 provides nearly unchecked authority to the President to “cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication” and “authorize the use of control of any such facility or station” by the Federal government. Exercise of the authority requires no advance notification to Congress and can be authorized if the President proclaims that “a state or threat of war” exists. The authority can be exercised for up to six months after the “state or threat of war” has expired.

The bill authorizes only the identification of particular systems or assets – not whole companies, and certainly not the entire Internet. Only specific systems or assets whose disruption would cause a national or regional catastrophe would be subject to the bill’s mandatory security requirements.
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This is just an updated version to incorporate today's technology. Do I like it? No! And, I would not have liked it if this was passed under Bush either. However, as it was pointed out by Tumbleweed the president already had the power to do this.
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Agree with points made, however I must point out the cutting of the Trans Atlantic Cable (WWI or II ) and the computers/cell phones that helped Yeltsin and others get out the word about the Coup - two events where communication played a roll in history. One to enlighten, one to create darkness.
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There are many tech savvy people in the world now and some of them don't like us.
So? You mean they might start to say bad things about us on the Internet? Um, too late!

This is simply a method to pacify the vulgar masses. (That's us.)
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They can shut this thing down but they cant stop the ties
we have forged. They cant shut us up. They will find this out.
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This was passed in a Senate committee by unanimous vote and has to go to the Senate for a full vote, but no action has yet been taken. This could take a while before a full vote is taken if ever.

Obama 'Internet kill switch' plan approved by US Senate panel - Techworld.com
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Liberals are opposed to most of out constitutional rights..free speech is just one.
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Liberals are opposed to most of out constitutional rights..free speech is just one.
And how do you know that? I'm a Liberal. I don't oppose any of our constitutional rights, and I'm all for free speech. This bill basically tweaks existing law by creating more bureaucracy, while at the same time putting limits on the powers the president.

There's something in it for everyone.
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