Is the internet kill switch being pushed through to allow force evacuation of GOM residents to FEMA camps?


Jun 26, 2010 5:30 pm US/Eastern Internet Kill Switch Approved by Senate Committee
Andrea Ludtke
WASHINGTON (CBS4) – The White House is one step closer to having the authority to flip the Internet “kill switch” in case of emergency.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a cybersecurity bill called PCNAA, or Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act on Friday. The bill would give the president the power to call it lights out for the Internet if there is “a cyber attack capable of causing massive damage or loss of life.”

The legislation would force companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects to “immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined

http://cbs4.com/technology/internet.freedom.regulation.2.1774665.html

One Response to Is the internet kill switch being pushed through to allow force evacuation of GOM residents to FEMA camps?

  1. M. Miles says:

    The president the power to call it lights out for the Internet if there is “a cyber attack capable of causing massive damage or loss of life.”

    We know how the above works here in the gulf area.

    I can just see Obama kicking a MAC’s a**.
    Now a court action may be needed to protect free speech.

    http://www.cdt.org/files/pdfs/20100624_joint_cybersec_letter.pdf

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