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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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