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Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!
Dr Bulldog ^ | 3/23/09 | Dr Bulldog

Posted on 03/23/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT by American Dream 246

Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!

This is some freakin’ Orwellian stuff! If this bill goes through and gives power to Obama to control the Internet, you can rest assured that conservative bloggers and websites will be shut down left and right!

Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know! This is war!!!

A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House by Stephanie Condon - news.cnet.com

Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed move that likely will draw objections from industry groups and some conservatives.

[Ya' think??? You're damn right!!!]

CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet.

[Now, the fatuous suck-upping Libtard MSM sycophants lock-step with Obama and throw out the following BS to justify this power grab:]

Giving the White House cybersecurity responsibility was one of the top recommendations of a commission that produced a report last year to advise President Obama on cybersecurity issues. However, the Homeland Security Department, which currently has jurisdiction over cybersecurity, has insisted the reshuffling of duties is not needed.

Given the enormity of cybersecurity threats, the responsibility is a natural fit for the White House, said James Lewis, a director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which issued last year’s commission report.

[No it isn't, unless you mean to say that Obama is a totalitarian socialist dictator. Then, well, yes...it is a natural fit for him. Obama has already shown that he is not above censoring those who disagree with him or expose uncomfortable facts about his life! Imagine what will happen when he controls your internet access! ]

“The Obama administration has an adviser on energy and climate change, and that’s good and important,” Lewis said, “but we’re still in the mode that cyber is less important.”

While the bill is still in draft form and thereby subject to change, it would put the White House National Cybersecurity Advisor in charge of coordinating cyber efforts within the intelligence community and within civilian agencies, as well as coordinating the public sector’s cooperation with the private sector. The adviser would have the authority to disconnect from the Internet any federal infrastructure networks–or other networks deemed to be “critical”–if found to be at risk of a cyberattack.

The private sector will certainly speak out if this provision is included in the final draft of the bill, a representative of the technology industry who spoke on condition of anonymity said.

“You can be assured that if that idea is put into legislation we would certainly have views on it,” he said. “It’s not trivial.”

[Damn right it's not!]

While the person did not take a stance on whether the White House is the appropriate place to put cybersecurity jurisdiction, he said, “cybersecurity is a cross-cutting issue, across all government agencies, so leadership at the top is useful.”

[Yeah, if you mean you want a totalitarian socialist dictator to take control of the Internet!]

The bill could also make the proposed cyber adviser responsible for conducting a quadrennial review of the country’s cybersecurity program, as well as for working with the State Department to develop international standards for improving cybersecurity.

The draft version of the bill also establishes a clearinghouse for the public and private sectors to share information about cyberthreats and vulnerabilities. It also creates a Cybersecurity Advisory Panel consisting of outside experts from industry, academia, and nonprofit groups to advise the president.

Because many federal contracting officers do not currently include security provisions into federal procurements, the bill could also establish a “Secure Products and Services Acquisitions Board” to review and approve all federal acquisitions.

At Thursday’s hearing, Edward Amoroso, AT&T’s senior vice president and chief security officer, said the federal procurement process “needs to be upgraded to implement sufficient security protections.”

Some industry groups are warning, however, that adding customized requirements to the government’s procurement process may inhibit the government’s ability to take advantage of the innovations and cost benefits available from commercial technology.

“Simply put, the government cannot reach its security goals by compromising its access to commercial solutions and processes, nor can it technologically or financially afford it,” the Business Software Alliance wrote in a memo to Melissa Hathaway, the acting senior director for cyberspace at the White House National and Homeland Security Councils, who is conducting a 60-day review of cybersecurity programs for President Obama. “Rather than imposing overbroad security requirements, government needs to be selective and limit them to high-criticality systems.”

The bill may also subject both government and private sector networks to cybersecurity standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It may also provide for a professional licensing and certification program for cybersecurity professionals.

The senators also want to create greater general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, so the legislation would expand scholarships for students studying cybersecurity, create an annual cybersecurity competition and prize for students, and initiate a cybersecurity awareness campaign. It would also increase cybersecurity research and development funding for the National Science Foundation.

[Oh, great! The Stinkulus Package wasn't enough! They're already planning to steal even more freakin' money from my pocket!!! ]

Lewis said he is very pleased with the Senate’s work on this bill so far.

“Having a knowledgeable and powerful group of senators that are willing to pick up the ball and run with it is really encouraging,” he said.

Given the broad nature of the legislation–which spans intelligence and homeland security issues, as well as commerce issues–Rockefeller may have to work with the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and other leaders in the Senate to shape the final version.

An industry representative said, though, that Rockefeller’s previous experience chairing the Select Committee on Intelligence will improve the bill’s chances of advancing.

“His personal credibility and experience allow him to play a role that another chairman might necessarily have been able to play,” the industry representative said.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: censorship; civilrights; internet; kenyanbornmuzzie; netneutrality; obama; obamatruthfile; politics

1 posted on 03/23/2009 3:50:08 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246
Obama is strutting his feathers again.
2 posted on 03/23/2009 3:52:24 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: American Dream 246

Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never existed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9xzXUQLuY


3 posted on 03/23/2009 3:54:11 PM PDT by rgr
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To: Eye of Unk
Socialism is Good for the Soul
4 posted on 03/23/2009 3:54:32 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: American Dream 246

>>>>> Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!! <<<<<<

Um. Wrong.

As for the other points.....

... they’re also wrong.

There’s too much wrong here to critique.

This is the kind of tripe we expect to see in Newsmax.


5 posted on 03/23/2009 3:59:43 PM PDT by angkor
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To: American Dream 246
working with the State Department to develop international standards for improving cybersecurity.

Hillary: "I want all those packets shredded, now!"

6 posted on 03/23/2009 4:01:08 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: American Dream 246

7 posted on 03/23/2009 4:02:50 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: American Dream 246

bookmark


8 posted on 03/23/2009 4:03:05 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: American Dream 246

I was listening to the Laura Ingraham show today. Tammy Bruce was hosting. According to her, the White House has usurped the Internet Security from Homeland Security and moved it under WH control.

That means they can shut anyone down at any time with no checks or balances.

Nice, huh? Oh well, just one more liberty lost. No biggie!


9 posted on 03/23/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT by dforest
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To: American Dream 246

As with everything else in this area which is still in the
“planning stage”, like the Fairness/Censorship/Localism Doctrine, my very strong feeling is to stop making so much noise about it now, when they’re still playing with the idea. Showing ‘hysteria’(which is the way it will get characterized in the MSM) only makes us look wacky, and proves THEIR point to the degree that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.My feeling about all this is to keep a very sharp and critical eye on all of it, and see where it’s going, THEN jump on it with both feet, with full force and go on the attack. Let them hang themselves, in other words, by flinging open the curtain when they are in the midst of passing their legislalion. And they WILL try to do it with the bare minimum of fanfare. DON’T ENTER INTO A “DIALECTIC” with them at this point, especially not in the ‘special pleading’ vein of “We have to tell Mr. Obama and Pelosi and Reid something.....” etc. PLEASE don’t take away our rights”.....please reconsider this policy of yours”,etc. etc. This is the WRONG tack to take, but it perfectly mirrors the position of weakness Obama wants to take, say, with Iran. DO NOT LEGITIMIZE THESE AUTHORITARIAN WEASELS
with recessive wimpiness. Be ready to go on the attack when they actually initiate something.


10 posted on 03/23/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("One was drawing funny faces, but his own was grave"--Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica)
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To: angkor

If you’re saying what I think you’re saying, you’re right.
It’s indirectly the same point I was trying to make in #10 on this thread. Tell me what you think.


11 posted on 03/23/2009 4:08:27 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("One was drawing funny faces, but his own was grave"--Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica)
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To: American Dream 246
That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet.

This makes no sense. Aren't they effectively imposing a DOS attack on themselves?

12 posted on 03/23/2009 4:09:18 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: 6SJ7

DOS is sometimes better than enemy intrusion into friendly systems... and the corresponding ‘changes’ they could make to our data.

ie: Would you rather find your bank’s website down for a day... or keep it up and let the hacker transfer all your bank account funds to an account in the Cayman islands?


13 posted on 03/23/2009 4:17:55 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: American Dream 246; All
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10200710-38.html
14 posted on 03/23/2009 4:22:40 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: American Dream 246

Didn’t this already happen when Eric Schmidt agreed to purge any negative websites from its monopoly on search results?


15 posted on 03/23/2009 4:31:41 PM PDT by AJ in NYC (Liberals are ill-mannered children)
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To: American Dream 246

Well if Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe are for it, it has to be bad for America, so I am against it.


16 posted on 03/23/2009 4:40:38 PM PDT by John D
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; American Dream 246
Punch Drunk doesn't begin to describe him. He is besotted with power.


17 posted on 03/23/2009 4:44:32 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: angkor

I stopped reading after I saw, “Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know!”


18 posted on 03/23/2009 4:47:12 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: indylindy
Tammy Bruce was hosting. According to her, the White House has usurped the Internet Security from Homeland Security and moved it under WH control.

The Department of Homeland Security is part of the Executive Branch and reports to the President.

What is changing?

19 posted on 03/23/2009 4:55:07 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: supremedoctrine

>>>>>> It’s indirectly the same point I was trying to make in #10 on this thread. Tell me what you think. <<<<<

I think you’re right.

Overreacting is exactly what has happened with the AIG bonus hysteria.

Meanwhile Zer0 submits a nationalized health plan and a phony budget projection.

Keep an eye on the facts.


20 posted on 03/23/2009 5:14:30 PM PDT by angkor
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To: potlatch

.

LOL!

That’s fantastic potlatch!

Heavy Duty!


21 posted on 03/23/2009 5:17:28 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: angkor

“This is the kind of tripe we expect to see in Newsmax.”

You are correct. Newsmax is a bunch of tripe.

Everytime they write about Panama there is little that is true. I know, because I live here.


22 posted on 03/23/2009 5:19:18 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: American Dream 246; Salamander

First gun sales.

Now ..... wait ..... I see it ...yes it is!

HAM Radio.


23 posted on 03/23/2009 5:20:54 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: devolve
Thank you devolve. I spent days on that. He's always banging his head on doors and planes, lol.
24 posted on 03/23/2009 5:23:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Doe Eyes

I heard it was being moved inside the WH.


25 posted on 03/23/2009 5:25:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: shibumi

Gee.
We didn’t even see *this* coming./s

Next up, reparations!

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-40

We are SO screwed.


26 posted on 03/23/2009 8:23:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: shibumi

To run a HAM you must be licensed by the FCC.

The odds aren’t much better for that.

Carrier pigeons and clandestine meeting places....maybe.


27 posted on 03/23/2009 8:27:17 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: potlatch

Heh! Very cute animation!


28 posted on 03/23/2009 9:36:28 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Fred911

29 posted on 03/23/2009 9:37:16 PM PDT by jdogbearhunter (Ceterum censeo, Ak0RNem delenda est.)
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To: potlatch

I love it! Excellent!


30 posted on 03/24/2009 2:25:05 AM PDT by Katarina (Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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To: ntnychik

[Heh! Very cute animation!]

Thank you nit!


31 posted on 03/24/2009 2:19:31 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Katarina

Thanks so much Katarina!


32 posted on 03/24/2009 2:23:58 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: supremedoctrine

“Be ready to go on the attack when they actually initiate something.”

I’m sure the media would love to know that their tactics have worked. Here’s how your method goes down almost without exception:

A Bill, say for a huge bailout of failing banks, is being written and sponsored in the Senate. No one says anything because it hasn’t really happened yet. Then it’s in committee getting fine tuned. No one says anything. Just wait and see if it makes it to a vote. Then the piece of legislation (or crap if you like) reaches the house and all the Conservatives jump up and down screaming “alert Drudge”! They really did it! See! We aren’t loons!! So the word goes out: Call your Congress critters, make them listen to us and kill this bill. But the Congress critters know that everyone has been silent until now, and the public is not aware enough of the garbage that’s in the bill they are about to pass, so they’re safe. They read freeper e-mails and hit delete. Why should they pay attention to a minority who keep up on what legislation is going through Congress, when the majority of the voting public will never have time to hear about their dirty deeds, or get whipped up into a lather about it in time to put ANY pressure on them before the vote. Once it’s voted on, it’s old news, and resistance will never become what it would have before the vote, nor will it be able to do anything about it.

THIS is why they ignore our e-mail campaigns. Thousands of e-mails in the last couple of weeks of a bills life sounds like a lot, but not when compared to the population of this country and the millions who will decide which candidate keeps their job. And definitely not after the members of Congress have already done their wheeling and dealing, and solidified their support.

Democrats affected votes because they were always pissed off and their issues were being protested before the legislation was even written. We called them loons, and the media called them paranoid freaks. Then the war started and a few conservative pieces of legislation passed and they weren’t just starting an e-mail campaign, they were on the front pages. They already had the opposition all lined up and pi$$ed off at everything Congress wanted to do. Who cares what names they call us. If something doesn’t work, do it different the next time. The “hide from the media and liberal smear campaign, and then pounce” thing doesn’t work.


33 posted on 04/05/2009 4:55:21 AM PDT by Cherokee Conservative (When Obama screws up healthcare, where will the Canadians go for their surgeries?)
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