Saturday, June 19, 2010

Is Private Sector Losing Control of It's Internet Sites?

Is Obama getting Web 'kill switch'?
By Michael Carl
June 17, 2010

Congress is proposing a tighter grip by the government on the Internet, with a new "Protecting Cyberspace as a National  Asset Act of 2010" that would, among other things, give the president a "kill switch" on the Web, critics charge.

Officials with Judicial Watch, a government-watchdog group that investigates and prosecutes government misbehavior, said the plan simply is "keeping with the big-government script" of the Obama administration.

The organization said the bill would grant the federal government "absolute power" to shut down Internet activity and allow the president to take it over in the name of "national security."

1 comment:

  1. Syush a switch would certainly be misplaced; it is actually bassackwards and should be placed on his majesty's forehead.