US departments gain emergency control over internet- IT News

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order giving government agencies unprecedented powers to control communications networks during emergencies, according to a privacy lobby group.
The order — titled ‘Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions’ — gives the US Department of Homeland Security authority to seize private communications facilities and effectively control of the internet.

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