Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 11, 2012

President Signs Order Outlining Emergency Internet Control

Personally, I'm just trying to imagine a scenario (that doesn't involve Bruce Willis) where the government will need this type of control. eek!

Critics of the order are concerned with Section 5.2, which is a lengthy part outlining how telecommunications and the Internet are controlled. It states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will "oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment" of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private "non-military communications networks." According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.