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Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play – Egypt anyone?

January 28, 2011 politisite 0

The Government said they would only use this measure during a cyber attack but never for social unrest. Does anyone really Believe that? Consider this Tweet: RT @Politisite ” The world has indeed changed.. when demands are not for food or shelter but Twitter and Facebook” #Egypt Legislation granting the president internet-killing powers is to be re-introduced soon to a Senate committee, the proposal’s chief sponsor told Wired.com on Friday. […]

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The 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet

November 19, 2010 politisite 0

What an issue to go Bi-Partisan on, censoring the internet.  What happened to civil liberties and  The First Amendment This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. […]

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GOP to use internet for 'Commitment to America'

May 6, 2010 politisite 0

Remember the 1994 “Contract with America” that propelled Republicans back into the majority of the House of Representatives with its author Newt Gingrich as their speaker? Well, 16 years later, it’s back to the future — the GOP is again drafting a blueprint designed to take back control of Congress. But this time, it is looking for authors everywhere, and if you want help write the 2010 GOP “Commitment to […]

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Obama fails to take over Net: Appeals court rejects FCC authority for Net Neutrality

April 6, 2010 politisite 0

The DC circuit Court of Appeals gave the Obama administration a big dash of cold water on the limits of its authority to impose rules on communications networks today. In essence, the court recognized Comcast’s property rights to determine its own terms of service for Internet use, and the implications could affect Barack Obama’s plans to mandate broadband expansion as well (via Story Balloon): A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday […]