The President Might Soon Have Chinese Style Control Over The Internet

Posted on Sat 09/12/2009 by

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It’s long been the practice of the Chinese Government to block or shut down any sites it deems a threat to their national security.

 Soon our government may have the power to do the same thing.

Senator Jay Rockefeller has introduced a bill in the Senate giving the President the power to, “may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network,” and, “may order the disconnection of any Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information systems or networks in the interest of national security.”

 The bill also requires, “(The President) shall direct the periodic mapping of Federal Government and United States critical infrastructure information…Read the rest of this entry