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Today's C4L mailing on "The Cybersecurity Act of 2009."

Today's email was regarding the cyber security act. It talked about the president getting "vague" powers to shut down the Internet, and the "bill mandates that private-sector networks only be managed by government-licensed "cybersecurity professionals.""

However, the wording of this email is less than honest as far as I can tell. If you look at the bill itself, it says:

"may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network;"

and

Likewise with "cybersecurity professionals":
"(b) MANDATORY LICENSING- Beginning 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any individual to engage in business in the United States, or to be employed in the United States, as a provider of cybersecurity services to any Federal agency or an information system or network designated by the President, or the President’s designee, as a critical infrastructure information system or network, who is not licensed and certified under the program."

This doesn't at all say he can shut down the internet, nor that all private-sector networks be managed by government-licensed professionals.

Am I missing something? Because if I'm not, I find this just to be disguising skewed propaganda.

update: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s773/text

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Here it is

This thread clarifies it.

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=26492

I wish more people had stepped to the plate and showed that they don't just blindly follow what they read.

sheep in a different herd

Sorry sheeple, all you've done is to switch herd.

no comment addressed the issue

I don't feel that any comments addressed the issue. noone got anything else?

congress uses baby steps

Those that want legislation that the majority of americans would oppose usually use baby steps.

They write the legislation to obtain power but use words that can pacify the public and still build toward their goals.

They do not say "to insure we can control peoples lives", they say something like to insure we can protect peoples lives", however the legislation they often send to the floor after lawyers (which many in congress are) make sure it is written in legalize so the public at large if they do read it do not understand it.

These are not stupid people writing these oppressive laws, these people know what they are doing, and who controls them (money, blackmail, bribes, threats on the well being to their family's and themselves,,etc, etc).

If the internet could be controlled as msm is. It already would be controlled. But I believe those that control the msm are doing every thing they can to take control of the internet.

I do not know if is control able. I hope not.

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neither here nor there

in my book, the way C4L is writing this email, they're no better than the MSM they're going against here. They are misrepresenting the text of the bill. Please show me otherwise and where it says exactly what they're claiming.

The C4L is simply another organization that believes...

...in the magical ability of words on paper to make it moral to steal and kill.

Cyber Security Act

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s773/text-
This is the address you can use to read the proposed legislation. It is a 52 page bill that appears to be relatively benign except for the broad stokes it allows the executive in the determination of critical infrastructure systems. Another area of concern may lie in the powers given to the secretary of commerce under Section 14 Public-Private clearing house. "a) DESIGNATION- The Department of Commerce shall serve as the clearinghouse of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information to Federal Government and private sector owned critical infrastructure information systems and networks. (1) shall have access to all relevant data concerning such networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access. c) INFORMATION SHARING RULES AND PROCEDURES- Within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a draft description of rules and procedures on how the Federal Government will share cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information with private sector critical infrastructure information systems and networks owners. After a 30 day comment period, the Secretary shall publish a final description of the rules and procedures." Unless I misunderstand this, it seems that once again the government will have access to systems within the private sector, so that they may fend off an attack on our information infrastructure from the boogyman. After an investigation into the chinks in the armor, our shepards will decide how much of the bad news they will allow to be disseminated out to the sheep. Of course I could be wrong.

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I want to doubt he would shut it down

Can you imagine all the e-commerce sites going under? The internet generates billions and billions for non-brick & mortor shops. I DO see however that they could enact traffic shaping technologies to let bigger, influential businesses have more bandwidth access then the little guys.

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Can someone please post a

Can someone please post a link to the act so we can all read it?

link

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s773/text

updated the original post as well

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That's what all my newsletters from them say.

It clearly says that the

It clearly says that the president can designate an information system as "critical." Thus, all could potentially fall under control.

but the part under control is only ...

"Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network;"

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wtf, not a single one of you has a comment?

thoughts?

anyone?