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Proposal to let Homeland Security close Internet

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.

    Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power!

    The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the 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 primary sponsor of the measure and the chairman of the Homeland Security committee, told reporters on Thursday. Lieberman is an independent senator from Connecticut who caucuses with the Democrats.

    For more on this story, read Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power on CNET News.

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  2. Rimfirejim

    Rimfirejim TS Member

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    Can we get Sarah Palin's input on this ?
     
  3. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    Rimshot is a good argument for it.

    Robert
     
  4. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    You meant to say "Homeland Insecurity" didn't you??????
     
  5. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Next they will want to put the U.N. in charge....
     
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