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Bill to give Obama emergency Control of Internet

neonprimetime (528653) writes | more than 4 years ago

Censorship 5

neonprimetime (528653) writes "Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency."

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Really? (1)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | more than 4 years ago | (#29249799)

Now hang on a minute, not only does Obama have a football briefcase for launching Nuclear Missiles, which is just a fancy laptop Spectrum ZX81, but is now allowed to shut down PayPal account. Damn!

Re:Really? (1)

akayani (1211810) | more than 4 years ago | (#29258993)

Yea forget the end of the human race... just don't turn the internet off while I'm watching porn.

Re:Really? (1)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | more than 4 years ago | (#29270931)

Yea forget the end of the human race... just don't turn the internet off while I'm watching porn.

I think I am going to come.

Re:Really? (1)

akayani (1211810) | more than 4 years ago | (#29272185)

And now we have confirmation of why keyboards are some of the germiest places in the known universe.

Re:Really? (1)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | more than 4 years ago | (#29273321)

And now we have confirmation of why keyboards are some of the germiest places in the known universe.

Well you could be a "Barclay's Banker" Do you mind if I make a deposit?

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