April 21, 2009

I think I called this one

The days of an open, largely unregulated Internet may soon come to an end.
A bill making its way through Congress proposes to give the U.S. government authority over all networks considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Under the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2009, the president would have the authority to shut down Internet traffic to protect national security.
The government also would have access to digital data from a vast array of industries including banking, telecommunications and energy. A second bill, meanwhile, would create a national cybersecurity adviser -- commonly referred to as the cybersecurity czar -- within the White House to coordinate strategy with a wide range of federal agencies involved.

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I believe that I called this one. In times of emergency and pretty much anytime they want; totalitarian governments always want to control the flow of information. Shut off the cell phone satellites, kill the internet, shut down the Cable News sats...and HELLO Pravda. Completely stop the flow of all communication. Limiting peoples' ability to discuss things that are happening and preventing coordination.
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