Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ever more dictatorial

Bill Would Grant President Unprecedented Cyber-security Powers
The headlines were all about creating a national cyber-security czar reporting directly to the president, but the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 introduced April 1 in the U.S. Senate would also give the president unprecedented authority over private-sector Internet services, applications and software.

According to the bill's language, the president would have broad authority to designate various private networks as a "critical infrastructure system or network" and, with no other review, "may declare a cyber-security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from" the designated the private-sector system or network.

The 51-page bill does not define what private sector networks would be considered critical to the nation's security, but the Center for Democracy and Technology fears it could include communications networks in addition to the more traditional security concerns over the financial and transportation networks and the electrical grid.
Read the whole thing.  They fear us, they fear the truth, and they will do whatever they have to to stop the flow of information.  Regardless of whatever else happens, this will ultimately come down to an information war, which in fact started a long time ago.

via The Liberty Sphere

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