Congress Would Give Barack Obama Power to Shut Down Internet

Some experts say the government needs to step into Cyberspace to protect the Internet and its users from security threats.

A bill is working its way through Congress that would give the government final control over fundamental Internet infrastructure.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco group advocating maximum freedom on the web, thinks the proposed legislation goes too far.

“The bill as it exists now risks giving the federal government unprecedented power over the Internet without necessarily improving security in the ways that matter most,” the group argues in an editorial on its web site.

“It should be opposed or radically amended.”

The foundation worries that the government will wrest control of the Internet from the private sector. “The bill would create a major shift of power away from users and companies to the federal government,” the piece states. Read More

We need to watch whats going on with this bill! Looks as if Obama keeps this nonsense up he will be a dictator as some has expected.


(1) CNN beclowns itself


One comment on “Congress Would Give Barack Obama Power to Shut Down Internet

  1. Many countries such as Saudi Arabia have a main “switch” at their capital where they can “shut down” their countries access to the Internet outside. It is supposed to be national security purposes such as blocking massive cyberattacks – but can be used just the same to prevent the free flow of information coming in and going out. A very tempting tool for tyrants.

    Goodtimepolitics: Also very tempting tool for dictator presidents! I guess liberals don’t mind losing freedom as long as its under Obama. I remember the liberals crying about the government phone taps to catch muslim terrorist, why are the liberals so quite about this?

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