US president may be given internet off switch

In a bill currently being debated in the US Senate, the president will be given far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or shut down portions of the internet… just imagine… having the power to shut down entire portions of the internet… or just the oppositions website, blaming it on technical difficulties.
Sounds like one of the major concerns with the adoption of the internet filters being proposed here in Australia, which have already been provided to be child’s play to breach, and only able to do about 1% of the job it’s claimed to do. But that’s for another post…

Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power | Politics and Law – CNET News

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Posted on 13th June, 2010, in news. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on US president may be given internet off switch.

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