WH Control of the Internet

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    Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

    The proposal would codify much of the administration's memo from July 2010 expanding DHS's cyber responsibilities for civilian networks.

    The White House, however, is taking those responsibilities further, according to a source familiar with the document. The administration drafted a legislative proposal to give DHS many, if not all, of the same authorities for the .gov networks that the Defense Department has for the .mil networks.

    Federal News Radio recently viewed a draft copy of the legislative proposal.
    "I have to question why the Executive branch is writing legislation," said the source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about it. "This is not a proposal or white paper like the White House usually sends to Capitol Hill. This is the actual legislation."

    The source said the 100-page document is going through interagency review. DHS sent the document around to agencies late last Friday and asked for comments by Monday. The source said few agencies had time to take a hard look at the document, especially in light of the possible government shutdown.

    "The cybersecurity legislation being developed in Congress is a large, complex bill with wide-ranging implications, and several Senate committees are involved in its drafting," said committee spokeswoman Leslie Phillips.
    Federal News Radio 1500 AM: White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities
     
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    We don't know what the specifics are, but this is probably necessary.

    The internet in important infrastructure to the commerce of the nation. It is how we buy and sell stock, interact with our bank, buy merchandise, interact with govt. A cyber attack on the internet would be no different than bombing important bridges on the interstate highway system to halt movement of goods in our economy.

    The US used cyber warfare in the Iraq war against Iraq. US banks have been hacked by the Russian mafia. Google was attacked by the Chinese govt., Chinese dissidents and all of their friends were outed plus the emails read.

    Do you believe this initiative is unnecessary?
     
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    1. Yes...

    this is a naked attempt at control of the dissemination of information.
    Did you find yourself saying, " gee, I wish the government would control the internet..."?

    2. "“Net neutrality” rules must be implemented while the government should quintuple federal funding for public and community broadcasting, argued Ben Scott, the State Department’s recently appointed policy adviser for innovation.

    Scott was writing last year in a radical magazine in an article co-authored by Robert W. McChesney (left), an avowed Marxist activist who has called for the dismantlement, “brick-by-brick,” of the U.S. capitalist system, with America being rebuilt as a socialist society. McChesney is the founder of the George Soros-funded Free Press, which petitions for more government control of the Internet and news media.Scott and McChesney also recommended the U.S. impose ownership limits on local radio, TV, and cable channels while pushing for more control of the media by the FCC.

    The duo were writing in the January/February 2009 edition of Tikkun Magazine, run by avowed Marxist Michael Lerner. Lerner has been accused of using the magazine to justify Palestinian terror and has written articles in which he suggested the 9/11 attacks were a response to U.S. policies.

    “Whatever issue tops your list of priorities, real progress will be impossible unless we first change our media system,” wrote Scott and McChesney. “Currently, access to communications and control over media content are vested in the hands of corporate titans.”

    “Net neutrality” refers to government interference to propose a principle for users’ access to networks participating in the Internet.

    This past May, Scott was named a policy adviser for innovation at the State Department. He previously served as director of McChesney’s Free Press.

    Free Press has ties to other members of the Obama administration. "
    Klein: Look who wants to quintuple funding for government media. State adviser, Marxist also want more FCC control of airwaves « RBO

    3. Are you certain you are willing to give up any of your of you access to information to government?
     
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    https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/6750-Cyber-Warfare-and-the-Conflict-in-Iraq.html

    Cyber warfare is HERE and NOW.

    The US must defend itself against cyber attacks, NOW. We are under attack, NOW.

    Who is going to do it? Our government is going to do it, and nobody else.
     
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    Remember, if your against the Government controlling the Internet, then you support Al Qaida. Like we do in Libya.

    You, as a good American, should be willing to give up all your rights and freedoms in order to be safe, just as Ben Franklin advised.
     
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    1. Do you believe there are NO threats to anyone on the internet, especially to the conduct of serious business on the internet? I know the daily operation of my company would be seriously hampered without the internet. The US is conducting cyber war now, do you believe nobody else is capable?

    2. If you believe there ARE threats to this key infrastructure of US commerce (the internet), what is the nature of the threats, and how would you defend against them?
     
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    "We don't know what the specifics are, but this is probably necessary."

    From time to time I find a poster who makes a statement, as above, that reeks of such sophomoric trust of big government, that my cynicism takes over, and I start to see the conspiratorial hand of a Ministry of Propaganda.

    Was that statement authorized by the government seminar?
     
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    I'm sure it's all in the interest of national security. I'm so grateful that scientists have placed us in danger of being ruined by robots.
     
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    I think that The Ministry of Truth is drooling over drawing lines in the sand and that Orwell is turning in his grave. ;)
     
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    Russian cyber-thieves 'steal millions from Citibank' with Black Energy | Business | The First Post

    I can post hundreds of these articles. The companies are not up to the task of defending themselves against sophisticated professionals, although they do a good job against most weekend high school hackers.

    This is a problem NOW.
     

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