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New Cybersecurity Bill Gives Obama ‘Power To Shut Down Companies’

Discussion in 'The Soap Box' started by KungFu Krissy, Sep 28, 2010.

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    That is pretty much how I heard it on public radio, hardly a right-wing source; only it was presented to counter things like the leaked Bush/pentagon papers that highlighted wide-spread corruption in the war effort, that was labeled "a thereat to ongoing policy, security and personnel in the war effort" which is a little softer than the linked article. The eventual out-come could well be the same though?
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    This bit

    Is right wing propaganda. Tell it to the guys at the Iranian nuclear plants hit by a targeted virus recently (it is possible that instance may not have been web sourced but currently it's where the smart money is). There is a theoretically possible threat. A realistic one from China. Whether that threat justifies limiting freedom is up for discussion - I'd say it doesn't.

    I'd suggest the real goal is US control of the global internet as much as possible.
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    I'd say there are any number of countries who would love to have majority control of the global Internet. It's all about control of information.

    For such a damned old liberal I sure sound like a paranoid conspiracy nut from time to time.

    But control of information has historically been one of the best ways for one country to dominate others so -- we're in interesting times, watching governments try to figure out how to corral the tidal wave of information that everyone has access to (for the moment).
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    Yes, every Fascist or totalitarian Government begins with controlling the media, free speech and independent information.
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    The important part is THIS:

    I somehow would think that national emergency is not declared every odd Sunday in months containing a "u", right ?

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