Now Just Wait One Minute Here Mr President..
Under a World War II-era law, the US president appears to have authority to disconnect computer systems and servers from the internet in the event of a national emergency. But the next US Congress is poised to change that.
If You Evvvvvvaaa, (shaking head side to side with squinty eyes) Think you can just Shut Down the Internet - You betta call ya boy Reggielove to slap you upside your head' cause that day will bring mass chaos to your front door Mr. President.
No Way will the major players in telecommunications, security and finance allow the President to Shut Down the Internet. Now that I'd like to see.
Sure he's all that and somefolks say a bag of chips; butterahhhh,, just read this -
It has not been tested in court, but experts say section 706(d) of the Communications Act could give the president wide-ranging authority to shut down key computer systems.With typical Washington hyperbole, the law has become known as the presidential "internet kill switch".
So Do You Think He can Push That Button and Live Afterwards ?Read this small sliver of a very good piece from the BBC News - you should read the whole thing because it puts the butter on the bisquit.
Under a World War II-era law, the US president appears to have authority to disconnect computer systems and servers from the internet in the event of a national emergency. But the next US Congress is poised to change that.The law was passed in 1942. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had provoked fear of a foreign invasion of US soil, and Congress responded by giving President Franklin Roosevelt broad power to commandeer or shutter telephone and telegraph networks.Nearly 70 years later, telegraph networks have disappeared, and the telephone is only one of many means of communication.But although the 1942 law makes no mention of the internet - merely of "any facility or station for wire communication" - the Obama administration in June told Congress it would cite it in an emergency.It has not been tested in court, but experts say section 706(d) of the Communications Act could give the president wide-ranging authority to shut down key computer systems.With typical Washington hyperbole, the law has become known as the presidential "internet kill switch".No advance warning"The president's authority to deal with a catastrophic cyber attack aimed at critical infrastructure would be carefully defined - and constrained," Ms Collins said last week. "The president would not have the authority to take over critical infrastructure."Some question the need for emergency presidential cyber authority.Greg Nojeim says internet companies are better equipped than the government to decide whether to shut down their systems or remove them from the internet."Nobody has yet identified an actual real life circumstance in which an owner or operator decided not to isolate a network and the government thought it should be isolated," he said.James Lewis, director of the technology and public policy programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, questions whether emergency shut-down power would be effective considering internet worms are usually discovered after they have struck."We almost never have advance warning," he said.
Does Anybody Else Smell a Set Up ?
I can sense the Ron Brown is in. just think about it, at this very moment President Obama is in a secret location because this WikiLeaks State Department shit has hit the fan. This is the true test of his diplomacy. He wants to lock up Julian Assange, instead of the criminals in his employ who spilled all this American blood for What ?
He just may end up being called The Bagman for Afghanistan.. Especially If He Hits That Button