Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

Kostas Boukouvalas boukouvalas at
Mon Jul 12 16:51:24 UTC 2010

A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching
emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the

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.


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