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Sen. Feinstein urges Obama to issue executive order on cybersecurity
ComputerWorld ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | Jaikumar Vijayan

Posted on 09/03/2012 12:05:05 PM PDT by Innovative

A senior Democratic lawmaker is urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order aimed at protecting the nation's critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

In an open letter to the President on Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on Obama to use his authority to get government agencies and critical infrastructure owners to implement better controls for protecting their computer networks.

"While efforts to reach consensus continue, I fear that the Congress will be unable to pass meaningful cybersecurity legislation this year," said Feinstein, who is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Therefore, I believe the time has come for you to use your full authority to protect the U.S. economy and the networks we depend on from future cyber attack."

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KEYWORDS: elections; executiveorder; executiveorders; obama
Governing by executive orders -- I don't think that's what our Founding Fathers had in mind.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

They especially did not intend for the likes of obammy and pelosi to issue anything!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Innovative

So what exactly would he do by executive order?


3 posted on 09/03/2012 12:16:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Sounds like they need to accomplish as much as they can before his last day as Idiot in chief.

This tells me that they are very worried about the Idiot being re elected.

I pray!!!!

4 posted on 09/03/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: driftdiver

Control of Twitter, Tumblr, social networking,...

Ie., control the message.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Innovative

Pretty good! the Senator from California that cannot tell one part of a firearm from another heads the Senate Intelligence committee!

She has been having a devil of a time getting more gun control issues raised, so now she is screaming about ‘controlling the Internet’!

She cannot get another of her fingers wrapped around an American’s right to self-protection, so she now goes after his/her right of free speech!

Perfect obamanian intelligence quotient!


6 posted on 09/03/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith
Note to Nancy..."I am already up to my a$$ in revisions to Americans rights. Give it a rest for a while so I can spend some time with Julia. I'm getting so horny I honk."

Signed

Winston Smith

7 posted on 09/03/2012 12:33:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Innovative

“Protecting against internet and cybersecurity infrastructure threats”,my Butt! This is all about Obama’s famous ‘Internet Kill Switch’,that will allow him to censor the internet at will in order to deny American’s an avenue of Freedom of Speech and also to help him consolidate power in preparation for martial law.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 12:40:11 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: Clock King; driftdiver
Control of Twitter, Tumblr, social networking,... Ie., control the message.

They already control the message in the media and can't really control what is said on any particular forum. They may try to force online identity (for your safety of course) which would preclude anonymity and "illegal downloading". Mostly they want to control corporations so they will require security "audits" that don't increase security but allow more regulation and taxation and lawsuits by the trial lawyers. Likewise corporations will have to announce when they are hacked so the lawyers can do their class action lawsuits.

On other fronts they want to "protect critical infrastructure" which probably means more DMCA prosecution of researchers who find holes in proprietary products like voting systems and smart grid meters. They want to the DHS more money and power to expand their incompetency into new areas in cyberspace.

9 posted on 09/03/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Innovative

Hef DiFi I am more concerned about the leaks coming from the White House than I am from the internet.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Innovative

Hey DiFi!

How will you notify the DNC masses of your upcoming events? Your calls to action? Your needs for donations?

Careful what you wish for, Chickee..


11 posted on 09/03/2012 4:45:06 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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