A Must Read For All Who Make Their Living Off The Internet

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  1. blackhatboss

    blackhatboss Newbie

    May 23, 2010
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    We need to rally together to see that this never happens this is beginning to sound more and more like a police state, write to your senators and congressman and any public official to strong protest such actions read the article below.:headache:

    Bill Would Let Feds Take Over Internet During Crisis

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    (June 18) -- Newly proposed legislation would give the federal government authority to seize and even switch off the Internet during a national crisis.

    The bill, put forward Thursday by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., would allow the Department of Homeland Security to issue emergency orders to companies providing services such as search engines, software and broadband Internet, http://cbs4.com/technology/internet.freedom.regulation.2.1757643.html. Companies that didn't comply would face a fine.

    "The Internet can also be a dangerous place, with electronic pipelines that run directly into everything from our personal bank accounts to key infrastructure to government and industrial secrets," Lieberman said. "Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies: cyberwarriors, cyberspies, cyberterrorists and cybercriminals."
    [​IMG] J. Scott Applewhite, AP
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., has proposed a bill that would give the government the power to seize or even shut down the Internet in emergency situations. Here, Lieberman speaks on Capitol HIll last month.

    Governments worldwide are increasingly aware of the threat posed by cyberattacks. In 2007, the Baltic state of Estonia was paralyzed by a cyberattack that froze the websites of businesses and government agencies for days. Estonia now hosts NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

    Lieberman's bill also calls for the creation of a National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications within the Department of Homeland Security, CBS reported. The center would monitor the "security status" of websites and broadband providers to provide "situational awareness of the security status" of Internet within the United States.

    The National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications would also be able to require certain Internet companies to share information with the federal government.

    There's something in the proposed legislation for the private sector, too: Companies would have immunity from civil lawsuits for compensation related to actions they took on orders from the federal government.

    However, the bill has been fiercely criticized online by Internet freedom advocates.

    "This legislation should be met with resistance until it fails," journalist blogger http://blog.ctnews.com/deloma/. "Implementing the proposed plan would do nothing more than cause chaos and limit the information available."

    The ideas in the proposal are not entirely new. In August, technology website http://www.cnet.com/ obtained a pair of draft Senate proposals that would have allowed the president to declare a "cybersecurity emergency" and "order the disconnection" of certain networks and websites.
  2. fear91

    fear91 Regular Member

    Dec 14, 2007
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    Fuck them, they know that nowadays the Internet is the only place that they cannot control on this planet.
  3. plasmaflux

    plasmaflux Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2010
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    I'm not worried. I've got a pile of soup cans and miles of string. If the web goes down, I'll rebuild it Old-Skool style.
  4. locobob

    locobob Newbie

    Dec 18, 2007
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    LOL, Im gonna save all my soup cans.