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Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functio

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions


www.whitehouse.gov

From Slashdot's summary

President Obama has issued a new executive order: 'Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.' EPIC reports: 'The Executive Order grants new powers to the Department of Homeland Security, including the ability to collect certain public communications information.
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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Wow, this is ridiculous! I really don't know what to say to this... It seems like it's just one thing after another recently.


The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: … satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate.



In the case of a kill switch, it would require some 8,000 US ISPs (yes, there are that many) to comply with the President, or to attach their core infrastructure to a remotely-accessible power switch. The other option, of course, would be for the ISPs to install a physical switch at the White House, where, in case of emergency or crisis, the President could shut down the internet by gleefully mashing dozens of buttons at a time with his big hands.


Please take a look at the related news links for more information.

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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no matter how bad a crisis is; if the internet is shut down they will have a much worse crisis on their hands. many people won't be able to function without it, and truly might "lose it"



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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I wonder it this had anything to do with Mondays 'TEST" to scan for internet virus the FBI did.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Thread 1

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I think there may be one or two others I'm missing.

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Cheers



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by UdonNiedtuno
Thread 1

Thread 2

Thread 3

I think there may be one or two others I'm missing.

Use search


Cheers


I was going to point out the other threads...but you beat me to it!...lol As for the executive order...I really don't know what to think - as yet.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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