After Defeat Of Senate Cybersecurity Bill, Obama Weighs Executive-Order Option...

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    I have to applaud the U.S. Senate for their actions on this 'Cybersecurity' Bill. It's one of the few commendable things they've done in recent memory. But now, Big Brother's Puppet in Chief wants to reverse it. How sad.


    Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.

    The White House hasn't ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.

    “In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.

    "Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that," Carney said.

    The White House has emphasized that better protecting vital computer systems is a top priority.

    The administration proposed its own legislation package in 2011, sent officials to testify at 17 congressional hearings and presented more than 100 briefings on the issue. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, President Obama warned that a successful cyber attack on a bank, water system, electrical grid or hospital could have devastating consequences.

    The president urged Congress to pass the Cybersecurity Act, which was offered by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). The bill would have encouraged private companies and the government to share information about cyber threats and would have required critical infrastructure operators to meet minimum cybersecurity standards.

    But Senate Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), worried the bill would burden businesses with unnecessary and ineffective regulations...

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    Yes, I have been expecting that. He loves to do it, but I would rather take my chances with cyber-attacks, than this current administration, with their goals of stifling economic growth in America, and ultimate domination. I would fully expect Obama to overrule Congress. He needs any excuse for more power and control.
     
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    A cyber attack? Does this have anything to do with the white house leaking the pass codes to the drones in the middle east? One drone was able to be landed without damage in Iran and two, TWO, in the Chinese controlled Seychelles.

    That kind of cyber attack. Is that what they mean? With obama in charge we don't have to worry about cyber attacks, obama will just leak the pass codes.
     
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    This from a prominent Democrat:

    Wyden: Cybersecurity bill would have sacrificed Internet users’ privacy, civil liberties

    Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden voted Thursday against bringing the controversial Cybersecurity Act of 2012 up for debate, citing what he said was the bill’s failure to protect civil liberties and Internet users’ privacy.

    Wyden’s vote was a defection from Senate Democrats’ support of the controversial bill.

    Wyden, known for his work in the defense of digital privacy and civil liberties, said in a statement following Thursday’s vote that the vote itself asked Senators to “sacrifice Internet users’ privacy and civil liberties for weak proposals to improve cybersecurity.”

    “In its current form, the Cybersecurity Act does not sufficiently safeguard Internet users’ privacy and civil liberties, nor would it create the correct incentives to adequately protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats,” he said.

    The bill required the support of 60 Senators in order to be considered for further debate and a floor vote; it received the support of only 52 members.

    Read more: Wyden: Cybersecurity bill would have hurt Internet privacy | The Daily Caller
     
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    You beat me to it, Katz. lol
     
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    This one will say it all about this President. I hope he does the right thing and declines the Executive-Order option. We'll see i guess.
     
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    Of course he'll issue an Executive Order. Gotta' protect America against Internet Threats like StuxNet or Flame that were created by America and Israel.
     
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    It's all for the children. Always for the children. Big Brother cares, he really does. It's all for your own good. And if you disagree, you're an "America-Hating Terrorist." CAPISCE!!
     
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    When will this stuff end? How long before Americans get it together and put an end to the NWO Globalist agenda?
     
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    FTC Tightening Web Privacy Rules for Kids...
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    September 27, 2012 - Biggest revamp in decade requires more consent from parents
     

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