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Sources: Obama to issue cybersecurity order on Wednesday
The Hill ^ | 2/11/13 | Jennifer Martinez

Posted on 02/11/2013 12:04:12 PM PST by illiac

The White House is poised to release a cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told The Hill.

The highly anticipated directive from President Obama is expected to be released at an event Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where senior administration officials will provide an update about cybersecurity policy.

The White House began crafting the executive order after Congress failed to pass cybersecurity legislation last year. Officials said the threat facing the United States was too great for the administration to ignore.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; business; computers; corruption; criminalpresident; davos; democrats; government; govtabuse; illegitimategov; internet; nwo; obama; puppet; tyranny
They are coming to take the internet away under national security threats???
1 posted on 02/11/2013 12:04:17 PM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

My bet is that he will give himself through DHS new powers to shutdown websites deemed a “threat” to national security including this one. Take down talk radio with a new FCC “fairness doctrine” and muzzle Fox News and he will have complete control of the media and an end to free speech in the USA.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 12:10:25 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: illiac
Imperial President .
3 posted on 02/11/2013 12:11:46 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: illiac
The executive order would establish a voluntary program where companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government. It has been revised several times over the past few months.

Voluntary? LMAO! At some point they'll mandate that anyone who isn't part of the program is in violation of some committee finding or something asinine, and their Internet connectivity will be throttled or shut down altogether.

This is the beginning of the implementation of an American "Great Firewall" akin to what the Chinese have. Only "approved entities" will be allowed to present media through the Internet.

I'm thinking this might create a new cottage industry: the resurrection of the telephonic BBS!

There are a TON of out-of-work telecom geeks who know how to setup a PBX from a mound of copper and some basic switching components. There's also HAM radio, which has been used more often recently for Internet-like packet communications.

4 posted on 02/11/2013 12:19:58 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: illiac

And this “much anticipated” directive comes from a quota baby who’s never held a real job, and to whom the operation of a lever is a mystery?

Bwahahahahahahah!


5 posted on 02/11/2013 12:20:07 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: illiac
They are coming to take the internet away under national security threats???

Yes. Did you ever doubt that they would?

6 posted on 02/11/2013 12:22:00 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: illiac
The executive order would establish a voluntary program where companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government. It has been revised several times over the past few months.

Yeah....right....voluntary. Riiiight.

7 posted on 02/11/2013 12:23:54 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: illiac; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

8 posted on 02/11/2013 12:24:34 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
You missed the punch line...

"best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government."

9 posted on 02/11/2013 12:30:07 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: null and void




Support FR



10 posted on 02/11/2013 12:32:18 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: null and void

I can’t believe that this EO would restrict access to the internet or in anyway deter anyone from freely expressing political dissent or dissent of any kind.

I think that all of this talk is counterproductive and un-American.

Obama will never cutof...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


11 posted on 02/11/2013 12:36:31 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: The Great RJ

at which point, i would be in open rebellion


12 posted on 02/11/2013 12:38:59 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: null and void

Not for a moment....


13 posted on 02/11/2013 12:40:19 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: The Great RJ

> My bet is that he will give himself through DHS new powers to shutdown websites deemed a “threat” to national security including this one.

Maybe there’s an easy way for a visitor to archive “all there is” on this site occasionally. The administrators likely save nightly backups anyway.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 12:43:16 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: null and void

‘To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list... ‘

Sure, and by threatening to report you to the mods, I am sure that this can be viewed as a cyber threat and all of my vital information will be recorded in a super-secure database only accessible by cyber-security personnel or 28yo
white males living in their mothers basement who have never had a date in their life or still think that getting to second base is a baseball term.

I will be in my bed late at night when the silent black helicopters begin to approach my compound. Men in Black will descend ropes and after rendering my power non-existent, assasins will enter my bedroom in an attempt to render me a cyber-threat no more.

Oh God, I think that I hear the helicopters outside my window now!!!


15 posted on 02/11/2013 12:50:07 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: illiac; All

Not only are many of Obama’s executive orders constitutionally indefensible, such actions needing the legislative support of Congress, but consider the following.

Given that closing down Internet will prevent consumers from making online purchases, I wonder how much the actual implementation of this power grab might hurt the economy?


16 posted on 02/11/2013 12:58:36 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Delta Dawn

Close enough...


17 posted on 02/11/2013 12:59:18 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Amendment10
Given that closing down Internet will prevent consumers from making online purchases, I wonder how much the actual implementation of this power grab might hurt the economy?

Name one action the guy has taken the doesn't aid our enemies, hurt our friends, or damage the country.

Take your time...

18 posted on 02/11/2013 1:02:58 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Amendment10

” I wonder how much the actual implementation of this power grab might hurt the economy?”

I don’t really think he cares....


19 posted on 02/11/2013 1:06:10 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

“Sorry, but the First Amendment, Second Amendment and Fourth Amendments will have to be repealed in order to keep you safe.”

“If you disagree, we will repeal the Third Amendment.”


20 posted on 02/11/2013 1:30:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: The Great RJ
an end to free speech in the USA

You will be directed to designated "free speech zones" - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2987388/posts

Well, FRiends, it's been fun while it lasted. I give him about 3 seconds after it passes for the plug to be pulled here and similar sites. Hey, maybe we can all meet up over at DU, tee hee.

21 posted on 02/11/2013 1:48:56 PM PST by bgill
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To: Amendment10
I wonder how much the actual implementation of this power grab might hurt the economy?

What does it matter!!!

22 posted on 02/11/2013 1:56:54 PM PST by bgill
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To: null and void

it just keeps getting weirder and weirder


23 posted on 02/11/2013 3:18:43 PM PST by Nifster
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To: null and void

Thanks for the ping. Interesting.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 4:51:11 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SoFloFreeper
>>“Sorry, but the First Amendment, Second Amendment and Fourth Amendments will have to be repealed in order to keep you safe.” > >“If you disagree, we will repeal the Third Amendment.” From a certain point of view the third has been repealed in IN. You see the IN supreme court issued a decree that the right to resist unlawful police presence was no longer recognized. Now, if you hold as valid the assertion the "War on Drugs" leads to the militarization of the police, then it must be noted that they are 'soldiers' in that 'war'... and by that supreme court's own words the legal right to resist unlawful intrusion by those same 'soldiers' is no longer recognized -- therefore they can be quartered, or quarter themselves, in/in your property regardless of what the law says. QED.
25 posted on 02/11/2013 9:26:17 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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