A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared “cyber emergency.”
Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., are both part of what’s being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack.
A working draft of the legislation obtained by an Internet privacy group also spells out plans to grant the Secretary of Commerce access to all privately owned information deemed to be critical to the nation’s infrastructure “without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy restricting such access.”
Privacy advocates and Internet experts have been quick to sound the alarm over the act’s broadly drawn government powers.
The “news” network was completely happy to provide daily – make that hourly – support to the first full blown American tyranny (Bush/Cheney & Co.)
Now they’re devoting regular air time to spinning doomsday scenarios that involve the federal government morphing into a full blown tyranny including the military shooting at US civilians.
“Bubba” is being painted at the source of the potential problem.
So…who is “Bubba?”
According to Glenn Beck, Bubba is rural man who is:
* self-reliant down to making his own bio-fuel
* uses the Internet to educate himself and communicate with other “Bubbas”
* reads, believes in and is willing to defend the Constitution
* owns guns and is prepared to use them if provoked
* is community minded and does not trust the federal government
That sounds like a good American who has his head screwed on right to me.
Our country [Canada] is being used as a test case to drastically change the delivery of Internet service forever. The change will be so radical that it has the potential to send us back to the horse and buggy days of information access. In the upcoming weeks watch for a report in Time Magazine that will attempt to smooth over the rough edges of a diabolical plot by Bell Canada and Telus, to begin charging per-site fees on most Internet sites. The plan is to convert the Internet into a cable-like system, where customers sign up for specific web sites and then pay to visit sites beyond a cut-off point.