Scary Thought Alert

Hey, who disconnected my tweets?

Hey, who disconnected my tweets?

Here’s something that might have slipped on by without you noticing. A U.S. Senate bill was proposed recently, handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet (Hmm, would that be  Twitter, Facebook and anything else that gives instant news updates?). Holy Hurricane Katrina Batman, had George Bush only had that power! The 553 page draft allows the president to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and allows him (or eventually her) to do what’s necessary to respond to the threat (what, like disable people’s access to live sources?) . Thank’s Iran, that’s your fault!  Hmm, in the perfect world Internet companies and civil liberties groups should have the power to turn off governments!

Psst Might come in handy during Presidential elections!

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5 responses to “Scary Thought Alert

  1. Lynn

    i would say it’s Iran’s fault only if we have the same kind of gov’t as Iran. i believe americans have been closing their eyes for quite a long time to the corruption within our govt….i dont think t hey will do that though..folks inthis country are getting pissed in town hall meetings across the land..some are even showing up with guns…american’s that are paying attention are pretty close to their breaking point. i don’t think the govt wants us all armed and pissed with them in our sites. good post.

  2. jammer5

    Actually, cyber attacks can and do inflict damage on a variety of both government and non-government entities. Both China and Russian attacks have happened. Shutting down outside systems may be the only way, at this time, to stop them. One would hope it never comes to that.

  3. FFS – I spent 5 phone calls over a 4 hour period last week speaking to a call-centre in India in order to get an engineer out when I lost my broadband connection in the UK.

    As if that’s not enough to contend with, now you’re telling me the bloody US President wants the power to disconnect me!!!

    Somebody give me the number of the White House, please. Next time I lose my connection and those buggers in India tell me the problem is not at their end I’d better have a word with Obama – just in case!!!

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