Verizon and Google have announced that they hope to regulate the internet by controlling access and the speed of the internet to different websites.
Monday, August 16, 2010
An Internet kill switch bill that would give President Obama the power to shut down parts of the world wide web for a period of at least four months without congressional oversight has moved closer to a Senate vote, with one of its primary advocates, Democratic co-chairman of the House Cybersecurity Caucus Jim Langevin, threatening a “cyber-9/11″ if the legislation is not quickly passed.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now trying to merge two “cybersecurity” bills, one sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman and another sponsored by Democrat Jay Rockefeller, in preparation for a final vote when the Senate returns to session in early September.
Lieberman and Rockefeller are perhaps the two very worst people in government to be crafting legislation to regulate the Internet, as they are both on record as advocating a completely state-controlled world wide web or seeing the Internet shut down for good.