Sunday, 20 June 2010
Obama's Got His Finger On The Button.
A new bill sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman would give the president the authority to “seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet,” according to CNET. This essentially gives the president a “kill switch” on the internet during times of emergency.
Not only does Lieberman’s bill extend presidential powers, it also creates a new agency inside the Homeland Security Department called the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications. The bill would mandate that the new agency would include "no less" than two deputy directors, and liaison officers to the Defense Department, Justice Department, Commerce Department, and the Director of National Intelligence.
Say no to Joe, call your Senators and tell them NOT to support the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act.