Monday, January 31, 2011
Obama wants an Internet kill-switch.....just like Egypt's
From QandO -- A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a "national cyberemergency," and prohibiting any review by the court system, will return this year.
Launching nuclear weapons requires at least two people. Should any one man have the power to shut down the Internet for what he alone perceives to be a "national cyberemergency"? No one man should have the authority to seize control of the Internet or communications between citizens and with the outside world. Even if you argue that he'd never use it, why grant the man occupying the white house that authority in the first place?