One of the best things about our day and age is the fact that information is so easily accessible. Let’s face it, if one news station refuses to report something or does so in a different manner, then we can Google up all other news stations and find out the scoop elsewhere.
If we want to know what is going on in the UK, then it is so easy to find friends who live there. If we want to know what the weather is like in California–again, so very easy to know.
If a natural disaster strikes, if someone coughs three states away, if a Senator spits west rather than south…we will know because the internet is the new grapevine—a much faster one at that.
But that could change…because Obama and all those who support him wish to create a Kill Switch. This is a frightening thing for many reasons. This isn’t some sort of conspiracy, either. This is actually going on RIGHT NOW. We know that many in Washington has sought control over the internet many times. We all know that the internet has caused more than a few organizations to wig out. But now, they might actually get SOME control….and at this point, I am unsure as to what to think about it.
Senators Lieberman, Collins, and Carper have proposed cyber security legislation that would require Internet service providers and search engines to develop a "kill switch" to shut down entire swathes of the Web, or even the whole Internet, at the president’s order. Is this systemic control-alt-delete a smart security measure or a potential freedom of information overreach? SOURCE
Too Much Government Power The Huffington Post’s Bianca Bosker writes, "It would also see the creation of a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security, the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC).