Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quote Without Comment

From Wired magazine:
Legislation granting the president internet-killing powers is to be re-introduced soon to a Senate committee, the proposal’s chief sponsor told on Friday.
The resurgence of the so-called “kill switch” legislation came the same day Egyptians faced an internet blackout designed to counter massive demonstrations in that country.
The bill, which has bipartisan support, is being floated by Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican ranking member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The proposed legislation, which Collins said would not give the president the same power Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak is exercising to quell dissent, sailed through the Homeland Security Committee in December but expired with the new Congress weeks later.
The bill is designed to protect against “significant” cyber threats before they cause damage, Collins said.
My legislation would provide a mechanism for the government to work with the private sector in the event of a true cyber emergency,” Collins said in an e-mail Friday. “It would give our nation the best tools available to swiftly respond to a significant threat.”
And what, pray tell, is a “significant threat”?

1 comment:

  1. It's exactly what the president says it would be, if the American people start to riot when I drive gas, electric, propane & food prices to where they can't afford it I'll shut down their cable tv, internet & phones to prove that I'm God if they riot against me. When obamao does this it'll prove him to be nothing but the dictator that a lot of people already knew that he is


Knock yourself out!

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