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Bill would grant Oblome power to shut down the Internet

Check out this bill introduced on April Fool’s Day 2009, by West Virginia Democratic Sen. John Rockefeller and Sen. Olympia Snowe:

Links:

http://edge.networkworld.com/graphics/2009/0402%20Rockefeller%20cybersecurity%20bill.pdf

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

http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2009/4/3/4142495.html

Synopsis:

‘‘Cybersecurity Act of 2009’’

Starting on the bottom of page 43:

17 SEC. 18. CYBERSECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY.

The President—

(1) within 1 year after the date of enactmentof this Act, shall develop and implement a comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy, which shall include—
(A) a long-term vision of the nation’s cybersecurity future; and
(B) a plan that encompasses all aspects of national security, including the participation of the private sector, including critical infrastructure operators and managers;
(2) 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;

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Comment by Joe on April 7, 2009 at 10:52pm
I don't think it was a prank. I checked around before posting to confirm it's authenticity. It looked legit to me. If my wording of my original post sounded like I was saying it was a prank, that was unintended.

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