I don’t think Congress has any right, or legitimate power, to classify my freedom as a “cost”.
Nope, Presidential control of the Internet is not a joke, unless you think CNET is part of the Vast Right Wing Consperacy too. Imagine the ACLU and The POTR on the same side of an issue…………. Must be chilly in Hell today.
CNET Story: Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet
Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to “direct the national response to the cyber threat” if necessary for “the national defense and security.” The White House is supposed to engage in “periodic mapping” of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies “shall share” requested information with the federal government. (“Cyber” is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)
Internet freedom is not the threat to critical infrastructure. Piss poor network infrastructure security by the utility companies is the threat. It’s easier to revoke the personal freedoms of every American than mandate effective and efficient Information Assurance systems for the utility companies? Well is appears that’s what our “leaders” believe. That’s how the Obamassiah Administration rolls.
Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir