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the Internet 'kill switch'

Last posted Jul 28, 2010 at 02:58PM EDT. Added Jul 24, 2010 at 05:16PM EDT
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“A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack. Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet “kill switch.”

wanting thoughts on it, and to ask… if it happens, can we back trace it.. and if we do, will the consequences never be the same?

Last edited Jul 24, 2010 at 05:16PM EDT
Jul 24, 2010 at 05:16PM EDT
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Google --> Obama internet kill switch.

i’m just looking for the thoughts of others on this.

Jul 24, 2010 at 05:26PM EDT
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all i can say is a cry scream coming from me like the ones in stevan segal movies.

Jul 24, 2010 at 05:33PM EDT
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LoL

i would hope that all the people in the states will stand against it, and even those not in the states. silly Gov. messing with our ‘inter webs’

Jul 24, 2010 at 05:37PM EDT
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I dun liek this idea, too much power.

Last edited Jul 24, 2010 at 05:41PM EDT
Jul 24, 2010 at 05:39PM EDT
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I agree. No one person (or small group of people) should be able to control it like this.

I realize that there is a legitimate counter-argument, and I probably wouldn’t be able to argue against it intelligently.

But Still! :/

EDIT: Move thread to “General”

Last edited Jul 24, 2010 at 05:46PM EDT
Jul 24, 2010 at 05:46PM EDT
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silly Obaba….. Cyberspace isn’t real.

>.> does he believe me?
Jul 24, 2010 at 05:48PM EDT
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Jul 24, 2010 at 05:49PM EDT
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Jul 24, 2010 at 05:49PM EDT
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kind of new here…. >.> how do i move the thread? or is it that i just make a new one there?

Jul 24, 2010 at 05:52PM EDT
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^Don’t make a new thread. I was just making a note to the forum moderators (You can’t move it yourself).

Jul 24, 2010 at 05:57PM EDT
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A mod has to do it, I think.

Last edited Jul 24, 2010 at 06:00PM EDT
Jul 24, 2010 at 05:58PM EDT
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oh okay. sorry, i should have put it in General in the first place.

but yeah, i’m with ya, that is WAY to much power… i would think that other nations would get onto them about this.

Jul 24, 2010 at 06:03PM EDT
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Ok, where is your sources for this information, I’d like to read it to get all the details.

Jul 24, 2010 at 06:11PM EDT

just google ‘internet kill switch’… you will see alot of sites talking about it.

http://news.techworld.com/security/3228198/obama-internet-kill-switch-plan-approved-by-us-senate/?olo=rss

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/25/internet-kill-switch-appr_n_625856.html

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/07/internet_kill_s.html

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365393,00.asp

here is a few URL’s.

Jul 24, 2010 at 06:15PM EDT
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http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-3480

Heres the bill itself.

Although I dont agree on shutting down any of the internet, since that is actually some ones property, and that violates the constitution, I do agree on Cyber security laws.

But than again, I think commercial internet, and user internet should be some what separate to allow certain laws.

Last edited Jul 24, 2010 at 06:29PM EDT
Jul 24, 2010 at 06:23PM EDT

i’m all for Security, to a point. The US. Gov. as a thing about giving a little Security and also taking of some freedoms.

Jul 24, 2010 at 06:31PM EDT
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“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” – Benjamin Franklin

Jul 24, 2010 at 08:00PM EDT

yep, and he was kind of on the smart side, but leave it to the Gov. to ignore smart men.

Jul 24, 2010 at 08:27PM EDT
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Pfft, that’s impossible. Everyone knows Al Gore controls the internet.

And he can easily take it away.

Jul 24, 2010 at 10:29PM EDT
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Everyone knows Anon controls the internet.

And he can easily take it away.

And that is the issue.

Last edited Jul 25, 2010 at 06:48AM EDT
Jul 25, 2010 at 06:48AM EDT

Revolution?

Our society deserves this, as a lesson.

Jul 26, 2010 at 04:31PM EDT

yeah, sure why not. i’m not doing anything.

Our nation is in great need of a Revolution, in my eyes anyway. if left alone, it will get to far out of our hands to fix it with out harming our nation to the breaking point… again, in my eyes.

Jul 26, 2010 at 04:45PM EDT
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http://goldsilver.com/newsletters/newsID/8707/ref/1

Here is an interesting article.

Jul 26, 2010 at 05:16PM EDT

yeah, heard all of that before. not sure how to stop it with out some kind of Revolution.

Jul 26, 2010 at 06:11PM EDT
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@ANN “KYM-TANHIRO
if i could give you more then 1 karma for that i would.. lol

Jul 26, 2010 at 06:17PM EDT
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the only thing i get karma for is pictures.
like mellow
i was the original poster

Jul 26, 2010 at 06:18PM EDT
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here are three vids… (3 at once is ok? not two sure as of yet the ‘posting ethics’ of this site)










Jul 26, 2010 at 06:22PM EDT
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The internet is a world created by people, for all people, created to be used and regulated by all people together, not a handful of people who would seize control of community property and use it in ways unintended for the people it was used for.

Jul 26, 2010 at 06:57PM EDT
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something like, ‘we the people’… ‘For the People By the people’? they got a hold on that real good… the Internet is just something else they will try to gain control over. They will do to us with the internet like all other freedoms we had and were turned from freedoms to ‘Privileges’.

Jul 26, 2010 at 08:26PM EDT
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And once china drops the stocks over here, we are gonna hit bottom real quick, the only reason we are lasting so long is because we are the currency standard.

Jul 26, 2010 at 08:28PM EDT

The real problem with our government is that it really does not need to change, but we on the other hand have to change to change everything else.

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Also I bet “change” was an inside joke.

Last edited Jul 28, 2010 at 03:03PM EDT
Jul 28, 2010 at 02:58PM EDT
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