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“Proposed Bill: Cyber Security Act of 2009 (sb773)”
by - John 'J' Trinckes   
May 25th, 2009

How the President of the United States Can Control the Internet

As if the government doesn't control enough in our lives, a new bill was introduced in the Senate on April 1, 2009 that basically gives full control of the Internet to the President of the United States. As of this writing, the bill is currently in the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

The bill, as proposed, is short titled “Cybersecurity Act of 2009”and it's purpose is

:“to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cyber security defenses against disruption, and for other purposes.”

I don't know about you, but I always get nervous with an open ending statement of ‘for other purposes’.

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