Lieberman Clarifies That He's Not Really Giving Obama An Internet Kill Switch

from the calm-down dept

A bunch of folks have been submitting various stories, like this one sent in by cc, saying that Senator Joe Lieberman is trying to give Obama an internet kill switch. We didn't cover it because it's quite exaggerated. We actually had already covered the new legislation in a post a couple weeks ago, and while we disagree both with the legislation and the need for such legislation, exaggerating what it's about does no one any good. However, it does seem that all of the negative publicity has Lieberman quickly trying to clarify what the bill really means and make it clear that it does not actually give the federal government any sort of "kill switch." The idea is just that, if there actually is an attack from a certain country, there's more of a coordinated plan to reroute traffic.


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    Blatant Coward (profile), Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 3:38am

    First thing we do is...

    We need to block all them terrorizors from 127.0.0.1 those folks are godless and nasty!

     

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    Berenerd (profile), Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 5:41am

    IMHO...

    When I seem to be getting pinged to death from an unknown source, my first reaction is to get off the internet.

     

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    Closet Coward, Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 5:42am

    Re: First thing we do is...

    I KNOW RIGHT! I was just sayin how them rag heads keep trying to get into my AOL!

     

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    Improbus (profile), Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 6:29am

    Joe

    Anything that makes Joe look bad makes me happy. He is a loathsome induhvidual who I wish would have a stroke or heart attack. Like the one I always wished for Dick Cheney.

     

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    minijedimaster (profile), Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 6:39am

    Re: IMHO...

    And by get off the internet you mean that you close IE6 right?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 6:43am

    Re: First thing we do is...

    It is a shame they can't clarify the need for the bill by illustrating how many hundreds, and perhaps thousands of times a day China attacks government and federal contractor networks. They aren't just going after Google....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 7:30am

    I guess that means they cant watch youtube videos while performing "cyber-warfare". Dang.

     

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    Stuart, Jun 22nd, 2010 @ 7:46am

    Re: Re: IMHO...

    I run IE6 all the time in Wine.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2010 @ 4:56am

    Re:

    How many full-time wars is the US involved in now?

     

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    kid mercury (profile), Jun 23rd, 2010 @ 7:44am

    the attack "from another country" is more likely to be a state-sponsored event. this article is missing lots of important contextual information which, if included, would help illustrate the need for vigilance in light of lieberman's comments.

    here is an article with many links that can provide important contextual information regarding the US government's repeated desire to exert greater regulatory control over the internet.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/061108_kill_internet.htm

    the US government has repeatedly stated false flag attacks to justify its attempts for greater control. from this perspective viewing lieberman's comments with suspicion and vigilance is not irrational panicking but rather a rational response based on an informed analysis of history.

     

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    lrobbo (profile), Jun 12th, 2012 @ 11:30am

    How many? Watch Fox news.

     

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