Haya mazito. Huenda rais wa Marekani akawa na mamlaka ya kuzima mtandao (Internet) wakati wa dharura. Mfano ikitokea mashubulizi kama yale ya Septemba 11, 2001. Maisha ya leo bila mtandao sijui watu watafanyaje, na tuombe kama wata zima itakuwa kwa muda mfupi tu. Watu wanatumia mtandao kwa ajili ya mawasiliano rahisi, kufanya kazi na mambo mengi mno!
Kama mnakumbuka matukio ya Septemba 11, 2001, mtandao ulianguka shauri ya watu wengi kujaribu kutafuta habari. Watu walijiona kama vile wamepotea, ni mwisho wa dunia.
Jun 17, 2010
Internet Kill Switch Proposed For President
WASHINGTON (CBS4/CNET) ―
The days of freedom on the Internet, even during a time of national crisis, may be coming to an under a new U.S. Senate bill. The legislation would grant the president emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet during times of national emergency.
It's been dubbed as an Internet "kill switch" the president could flip. However, the idea behind it is not new. A draft Senate proposal that CNET obtained in August allowed the White House to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," and another from Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) would have explicitly given the government the power to "order the disconnection" of certain networks or Web sites.
The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
That emergency authority would allow the federal government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people," Joe Lieberman, the primary sponsor of the measure and the chairman of the Homeland Security committee, told reporters on Thursday. Lieberman is an independent senator from Connecticut who caucuses with the Democrats.
Lieberman's bill is formally titled the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA. Under PCNAA, the federal government's power to force private companies to comply with emergency decrees would become unusually broad.
Any company on a list created by Homeland Security that also "relies on" the Internet, the telephone system, or any other component of the U.S. "information infrastructure" would be subject to command by a new National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC) that would be created inside Homeland Security.
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