Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Protecting Cyberspace As a National Asset Act of 2010 - S3480 - #2601 - Committee Passes Plan for Internet 'Kill Switch' in U.S. - The Blaze

Pending legislation that would grant the President of the United States the power to pull the plug on the country’s internet access in a declared “emergency” returned to the forefront this week on the same day Egyptians faced a nation-wide blackout designed to curtail widespread government protests. Egypt flipped it’s so-called “kill switch” — will the U.S.? The bipartisan bill is sponsored by Maine Sen. Susan Collins, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The bill — called “The Protecting Cyberspace As A National Asset Act of 2010” S3480 — was approved by a Senate panel this week. S. 3480 would create a new government agency called the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications. The NCCC would have sweeping powers to control the Internet, including the ability to shut down the web for a 30-day period. Considering that at least 60% of Americans get their daily news fix from the Internet, this is a staggering proposal. Read more.........  I wish Susan Collins would just switch to the Democratic Party, who needs a Republican proposing bills like this,  remember EGYPT......., Obama would just be waiting for an opportunity to shut down the Internet.

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