Friday, August 28, 2009

Perhaps a book burning next?

Maybe we will take all of the guns from the peasants. Why not even regulate churches as was proposed not too long ago?

I don't want to sound like a survivalist weenie but this story made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a "kill switch" to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks -- a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties.

Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 emerged late Thursday, months after an initial version authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., was blasted in Silicon Valley as dangerous government intrusion.

"In the original bill they empowered the president to essentially turn off the Internet in the case of a 'cyber-emergency,' which they didn't define," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications industry.

"We think it's a very bad idea ... to put in legislation," he told

The rest at the link. I think its time to go bury a few things around the yard just in case.

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