2010年6月26日星期六

奧巴馬可以關閉互聯網4個月 在新的緊急權力下

奧巴馬可以關閉互聯網4個月 在新的緊急權力下
Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months Under New Emergency Powers
‘Kill switch’ bill approved, moves to Senate floor
'殺掣'法案獲得通過,移往參議院
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, June 25, 2010

President Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet ‘kill switch’ bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday and now moves to the floor.
奧巴馬總統將被移交權力去關閉互聯網至少4個月,在未有美國國會監督下如果參議院投票通過臭名昭著的互聯網'殺掣'法案,那在昨日由一個關鍵的參議院委員會批准,和現在行動至議員席上。
The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which is being pushed hard by Senator Joe Lieberman, would hand absolute power to the federal government to close down networks, and block incoming Internet traffic from certain countries under a declared national emergency.

Despite the Center for Democracy and Technology and 23 other privacy and technology organizations sending letters to Lieberman and other backers of the bill expressing concerns that the legislation could be used to stifle free speech, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed in the bill in advance of a vote on the Senate floor.

In response to widespread criticism of the bill, language was added that would force the government to seek congressional approval to extend emergency measures beyond 120 days. Still, this would hand Obama the authority to shut down the Internet on a whim without Congressional oversight or approval for a period of no less than four months.

The Senators pushing the bill rejected the claim that the bill was a ‘kill switch’ for the Internet, not by denying that Obama would be given the authority to shut down the Internet as part of this legislation, but by arguing that he already had the power to do so.

They argued “That the President already had authority under the Communications Act to “cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication” when there is a “state or threat of war”, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.


Fears that the legislation is aimed at bringing the Internet under the regulatory power of the U.S. government in an offensive against free speech were heightened further on Sunday, when Lieberman revealed that the plan was to mimic China’s policies of policing the web with censorship and coercion.

“Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too,” Lieberman told CNN’s Candy Crowley.

While media and public attention is overwhelmingly focused on the BP oil spill, the establishment is quietly preparing the framework that will allow Obama, or indeed any President who follows him, to bring down a technological iron curtain that will give the government a foot in the door on seizing complete control over the Internet.

As we have illustrated, fears surrounding cybersecurity have been hyped to mask the real agenda behind the bill, which is to strangle the runaway growth of alternative and independent media outlets which are exposing government atrocities, cover-ups and cronyism like never before.

Indeed, China uses similar rhetoric about the need to maintain “security” and combating cyber warfare by regulating the web, when in reality their entire program is focused around silencing anyone who criticizes the state.

The real agenda behind government control of the Internet has always been to strangle and suffocate independent media outlets who are now competing with and even displacing establishment press organs, with websites like the Drudge Report now attracting more traffic than many large newspapers combined. As part of this war against independent media, the FTC recently proposing a “Drudge Tax” that would force independent media organizations to pay fees that would be used to fund mainstream newspapers

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-can-shut-down-internet-for-4-months-under-new-emergency-powers.html

中美人權對話重開觸及互聯網自由
(星島)2010年5月14日 星期五 14:15
中國和美國 正式重開已經停頓了兩年的人權對話,兩國代表團周四起在華盛頓 進行為期兩天會談,就法治、宗教信仰自由、表達自由、勞工權利和其他人權相關的問題交換意見。今次是自從美國總統奧巴馬 去年初上台以來,首次有機會循正式途徑表達對中國人權狀況的關注,並希望藉此推動兩國在經濟、阻止北韓 發展核武等一連串問題上,加強夥伴關係。

  參與今次會談的美國代表團,以負責人權事務的助理國務卿波斯納為首,而中方代表團則由外交部國際司司長陳旭率領,會談以閉門方式進行,與會的包括一些非政府專家。首天會談結束後,雙方都沒有透露詳情。

  波斯納較早時接受傳媒訪問時強調,美方不會害怕提出一些敏感的話題來討論。美國國務院官員也透露,會談將觸及中國內地居民的上網自由、維權律師遭囚禁以及Google集團在內地經營所引起的糾紛。

  波斯納稱:「未來的挑戰,是尋找方法在互相尊重的情況下,直接地就彼此間的分歧進行溝通。人權問題不應該只局限於隔年或每年進行數天會談時才討論,而應該是雙方發展更廣泛關係的其中一部分。」

  國務院發言人克勞利也表示:「互聯網自由是我們追求表達自由的其中一個層面。」不過,他補充說,不肯定Google撤出中國市場的事件會否在今次會談中提出來討論,如果真的提出討論,也不足為奇。

  中、美在2002至2008年間凍結人權對話,對上一次進行會談是08年5月。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100514/3/hzy8.html

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