Power to shutdown Internet with Obama

There has been a  U.S. senate bill redrafted to give President Obama the power of control to shut down the Internet in case of emergency situations. US President can stop the Internet services provided by private sector networks in case of any emergency which involves internet related issues.Bill if passed would allow control to temporary disable Internet traffic in private-sectors by US President.

According to Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which contains large Internet and telecommunication companies such as Verizon,VeriSign, Nortel and Carnegie Mellon University "A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president's power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001." He further mentioned “It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector.Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill."

This bill if passed can be a sigh of relief for all the sectors whose operations and functions have become purely Internet dependent.In fact most of the government departments and critical places where internet is being user are traffic management,Metro Trains,Power Grids,nuclear Reactors and many more .The bill thus can help protect against cyber threats and attacks on such critical infrastructures.Hackers being too active and interference of techie terrorists this can be a necessary step.


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