Reid To Lead Second Effort To Expand Executive Authority Over Internet...

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    More from the Socialist/Progressive Police Staters.

    Democrats to continue Internet coup with new cyber bill.


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.

    Details about the bill remain shrouded in secrecy. Clues available to the public suggest that the bill might be stronger than President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity proposal, which was released in May 2011. Reid said that he would bring the bill — expected to come out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman — to the floor during the first Senate work period of 2012.

    A classified meeting behind closed doors in October 2011 between key Senate committee leaders with jurisdiction over cybersecurity and White House officials, took place at the request of the Obama administration. Lieberman, in an interview with The Hill in October, said that past Senate cybersecurity bills were considerably stronger than the White House proposal.

    The White House proposal recommended that the Department of Homeland Security be given broad regulatory authority for cybersecurity matters over civilian networks. The White House proposal also recommends that the DHS program be “developed in consultation with privacy and civil liberties experts and with the approval of the Attorney General.”


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    Boy, Big Brother just wont stop till he takes complete control of the Internet huh? The People need to stand up and prevent that from happening.
     
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    Reids a power hungry animal that won't stop. Hopefully when the republicans take over the senate this sucker will be stopped!
     
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    I hope you're right but many Republicans have also supported SOPA and various other Big Brother take-overs of the Internet.
     

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