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A new US Senate Bill would grant the President far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet.
The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
That emergency authority would allow the Federal Government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people," Joe Lieberman, the prim
Originally posted by SpectreDC
Pfft, you think taking away peoples guns will cause an uprising?
I dare them to do this. They have no idea the enormity of the hornets nest they will be messing with.
"preserve those networks and assets and
our country and protect our people,"
"we cannot afford to wait for a cyber 9/11 before our government
realises the importance of protecting our cyber resources
"Our economic security, national security and public safety
are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies — cyber-warriors,
cyber-spies, cyber-terrorists and cyber-criminals."
That would be a real blow to the economy,
Originally posted by draevin
World of Warcraft.
That crowd is brutal when they can't play their game.