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Big Brother is Watching..New Bill to Give Obama Control over Internet

Just when you thought it wouldn’t get worse, it does.  A pair of bills (Sen 773 & 778) have been introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (W-WV) that would be a part what’s being called the “Cybersecurity Act of 2009”.  These bills would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private data online, regulate the cybersecurity industry, and shut down portions of internet traffic if it deems there is an “emergency”.  A new office called the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor would be created and would report directly to the President.  Hmmm….wonder how I apply for that position.  Do I have to pay taxes to be considered?

For your enjoyment, here is a working draft of the bill:

This new Act raises …

CBS Eyes CNN To Cover Their News

CBS-CNN NewsReports, not official, indicate that CBS is considering working with CNN to use their reporting and research machine while maintaining their front-end anchors to maintain the CBS “look”.

According to the New York Times:

Over the last decade, CNN has held intermittent talks with both ABC News and CBS News about various joint ventures. But during the last several months, talks with CBS have been revived and lately intensified, according to the executives who asked for anonymity because of the confidential nature of the negotiations.

So, why would one of the biggest and at one time the most respected news organizations in the world dismantle their back-end infrastructure? Let’s see, money, the fact they’ve lost that respect ever since Dan Rather took over the …

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