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White House Eyes DHS Cyber Responsibilities Expansion

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When computer geeks took over the world they didn’t count on the ramifications of the Frankenstein’s monster they’d created.

In this story, the White House itself has drafted a bill that expands the Department of Homeland Security’s power and cyber responsibilities.

This new legislation, not a memo, but legislation from the White House raises eyebrows as to why and if the Oval Office has the authority to write legislation when it clearly does not.

This new foray into the world of the internet changes the playing field for the authorities when it comes to going after the bad guys in cyberspace.

In fact it looks as though cyberspace itself is under assault but again, the massive criminal activity in the digital realm calls for drastic action, action that should have been implemented long ago had it not been for the arrogant and ignorant.

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Basically the US government is playing “catch up” to the world of the internet by unleashing broad powers, save to those at the Department of Defense and the National Security Council, and this bill outlines what they can and can’t do as well as what citizens and businesses, states, and others are in relation to this legislation.

It’s going to be a rough ride to get it passed unless it favors the objectives of the lawmakers themselves.

Many fear intrusions into privacy while others cry that it’s too little to late.

In any effort, this is a move by the Obama Administration that follows a push by federal and private powers who for years have wanted to get a leash on the internet, however, in so doing, should they fail to uphold the rights of the citizenry a collapse of the infrastructure of the internet may ensue causing economic upheaval to rival the Great Depression.

If citizens feel going online is like leaving the door open to the bathroom whilst one takes a shower, you can kiss the internet goodbye.

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