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Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

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posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 06:06 PM

Senate Proposal Could Put Heavy Restrictions on Internet Freedoms

A bill making its way through Congress proposes to give the U.S. government authority over all networks considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Under the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2009, the president would have the authority to shut down Internet traffic to protect national security.

The government also would have access to digital data from a vast array of industries including banking, telecommunications and energy. A second bill, meanwhile, would create a national cybersecurity adviser -- commonly referred to as the cybersecurity czar -- within the White House to coo
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posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 06:06 PM
"Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va, who introduced the bill earlier this month with bipartisan support, is casting the legislation as critical to protecting everything from our water and electricity to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records."

Figures that one of the Rockefellers introduced it ;-)

This topic of restricting the internet/shutting it down/creating a more patrolled Internet 2 has been around ATS for a while, but this is news story in the mainstream media right now and a proposal in senate so it's getting more realistic very quickly...
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 06:14 PM
We go under.

Gotta love the gall of actually believing they can control this monster. It'll be interesting when these 'regulations' get put in place and everyone and their mother crashes them for the shiggles and giggles. Personally...well it'll be fun exploiting whatever idiodicy they 'claim' will secure the internet.

posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 07:22 PM
the internet could never be stopped, purley for the fact of how networks work.

If they ever do "stop" the inetnet with there powers, people will just start it up again by using there modems as network servers. Enough modems could make a big enogh server to keep it running, and if everyone does it, the internet would be back and running, yes it would be slower, but it will still be there.

posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 09:40 PM
i am for a Internet 1 2 3 and 4

Internet 1 almost what we have today a general Internet for adults.
with a anti virus and anti malware requirement to use.
If you don't have the safeguards on your computer you can not log on.
execpt to a few sites that have free safeguards that you could down load.
this would stop bot-nets cold in the US. on world wide web the US can filter criminal sites from connecting to the US. spam sites and bot nets.
phishing sites, fake bank sites. ETC ETC.
This means that if a nigerian 419 scammer working out of a internet cafe can cause that internet cafe ip address to be blocked from sending e mail to the US for as long as the US wants. this will cause this internet cafe to clean up there act or stay blocked forever if need be.
the same for scammers in china or any other country.

internet 2 a safe US or maybe US UK AU and Canada Internet. child safe without any connections to countries that abuse the Internet.

Internet 3 a infrastructure Internet for power. banking and any other infrastructure that need to be protected. no out side the US connections unless authorized.

Internet 4 government Internet, medical records Internet, science sites collage and university sites etc no outside US connection.

This would not take new Internet infrastructure most could be run on the system we have know with a change in Internet protocol.

Most of this can be done with a modification in the modems to connect to the Internet.
It may require passwords to log through the modems to connect to the Internets you want to reach.
or it may require that the modems have a auto log in that identifies the owner of the modem for Internet 2,3, and 4, this could allow the government to bar connections by criminals.

This system could be just a program card that users of internet 2,3,4, could plug into there modems and/or computer to connect if the are legal users. no card no connection.

This type system could stop many pedophiles from entering and identify any that do enter internet 2 to pray on children by there id number.

If you want to contact your bank you would just plug in your program card and you would be cleared to connect to your bank but you could not connect to say a power company or any other infrastructure site with out there clearance on your card.

This type cards are already in use for satellite TV receivers. so the cards are out there now. the readers can be built into any electronics.
or for computers they can be a cheap USB plug in unit that plug into the computers.
how much would it cost.
Cost in most cases the saving on fraud and the saveing in cost of fighting computer viruses, spam and intrusion would pay for much of the system.

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