Friday, August 28, 2009

This is unconstitutional

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

From what I gather, because the government is not capable of handling cybersecurity threats, it needs to shutdown everybody else off the Internet as it deems necessary. Yeah, that'll stop a virus from spreading.

Speechless. The First Amendment no longer applies to the digital world, it seemingly appears from the Senate chambers. I'm getting some bad deja vu of some Revenge of the Sith dialogue trying to process this.

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