Monday, January 09, 2012

Know Nothings

Not in the classic sense mind you, but in the literal sense.  Hot on the heels of passing a law of dubious constitutionality that allows for the military to round up U.S. citizens on U.S. soil and detain them indefinitely (basically because the bunch of pussies in our government can't bring themselves to shoot/hang the goons in Guantanamo), Congress is looking to put the smack down on the Internet.  This way when you disappear in the middle of the night, no one will be able to report it because any web site will be able to be taken down for any reason.  Quote from an opponent:
"I'm not very encouraged, quite frankly," said Paul Ferguson, senior threat researcher at Trend Micro, a cybersecurity vendor with concerns about the bills. "There's a lack of technical knowledge here in the legislative process."
That's being generous! Let me fix that quote up for you a bit:
"There's a lack of knowledge here in the legislative process."
If you haven't heard about SOPA, it may be because, as The Reg notes, the big media companies have been oddly silent, the same way a mob boss might be silent when his opponent is mysteriously murdered.

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