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S.21 Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 , 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 25, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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  • 42% of users support S.21

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    42% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.21.
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    • On February 03, 2011, by fakk2 - So, this bill does nothing as wrote, which makes me wonder WTF are they thinking trying to pass legislation which makes vague references to "protecting and increasing the resiliency of United States’ critical infrastructure and assets, including the...financial sector, and telecommunications networks against cyber attacks and other threats and vulnerabilities". This rings mighty close to the cyber security act they tried to pass last congress, which mandated the President could declare a "cyber emergency" at will, which would then force all "critical infrastructure" to comply with a "collaborative emergency response and restoration plan" that would last however long the President wanted it to. I just don't like the idea of turning private companies like Apple/Microsoft or Verizon into quasi public utilities.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 03, 2011, "So, this bill does nothing as wrote, which makes me wonder WTF are they thinking trying to pass legislation which makes vague references to "protecting and increasing the resiliency of United States’ critical infrastructure and assets, including the...financial sector, and telecommunications networks against cyber attacks and other threats and vulnerabilities". This rings mighty close to the cyber security act they tried to pass last congress, which mandated the President could declare a "cyber emergency" at will, which would then force all "critical infrastructure" to comply with a "collaborative emergency response and restoration plan" that would last however long the President wanted it to. I just don't like the idea of turning private companies like Apple/Microsoft or Verizon into quasi public utilities."
    • On February 09, 2011, by SherlockHolmes67 - Not satisfied with seizing control of the Internet through the Federal Communications Commission, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has now re-introduced the Cyber Security Act of 2011 (S.21), which would grant the Department of Homeland Security sweeping and far-reaching powers to regulate, ration, and restrict the Internet during times of emergency. What constitutes an "emergency"?

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      As noted by SherlockHolmes67, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 09, 2011, "Not satisfied with seizing control of the Internet through the Federal Communications Commission, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has now re-introduced the Cyber Security Act of 2011 (S.21), which would grant the Department of Homeland Security sweeping and far-reaching powers to regulate, ration, and restrict the Internet during times of emergency. What constitutes an "emergency"? "
    • On April 14, 2011, by wgroth2 - The bill itself is pretty innocuous on the face of it. But the devil is in the details. There are several good things that could come of it and a host of bad things. Good things include more infra. investment for public networks, better coordinating with the private sector. Bad things include onerous new regulations related to cyber-security. (We do not need any more paperwork!) Also, citizens privacy is being listed LAST, which tells you something. My fear is that this is used to assault our rights much like the Patriot Act did. At this point I neither support or oppose it until more details are provided.

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      As noted by wgroth2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 14, 2011, "The bill itself is pretty innocuous on the face of it. But the devil is in the details. There are several good things that could come of it and a host of bad things. Good things include more infra. investment for public networks, better coordinating with the private sector. Bad things include onerous new regulations related to cyber-security. (We do not need any more paperwork!) Also, citizens privacy is being listed LAST, which tells you something. My fear is that this is used to assault our rights much like the Patriot Act did. At this point I neither support or oppose it until more details are provided."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Download Game Jumpin Banana Annoying Monster – Igor (Red ... - December 26, 2011 by poosoft - Download Game Sikorsky (Igor), S.21, The Grand Image by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives Catalog #: 12_00087507 Manufacturer: Sikorsky.

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      As noted by poosoft on December 26, 2011, "Download Game Sikorsky (Igor), S.21, The Grand Image by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives Catalog #: 12_00087507 Manufacturer: Sikorsky." (http://poosoft.net/download-game-jumpin-banana-annoying-monster-igor-red.html/)
    • H.R.873: Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2011 - U.S. Congress ... - March 01, 2011 by opencongress.org - 1 · H.J.Res.89 Marriage Protection A... 1 · S.8 Returning Government ... 1 · S.21 Prevention First Act. 1. Users opposing H.R.1232 (7) are also: Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator ... Source: opencongress.org ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 01, 2011, "1 · H.J.Res.89 Marriage Protection A... 1 · S.8 Returning Government ... 1 · S.21 Prevention First Act. 1. Users opposing H.R.1232 (7) are also: Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator ... Source: opencongress.org ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h873/show)
    • H.R.819: Government Shutdown Fairness Act - U.S. Congress ... - February 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - One of the first bills introduced in the new Democrat-controlled Congress was the grossly misnamed “Prevention First Act” [S. 21 / H.R. 819]. Knowing full well that taxpayer-funded abortion is a huge political liability, ... Source: lbischoff@daytondai

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      As noted by opencongress.org on February 16, 2011, "One of the first bills introduced in the new Democrat-controlled Congress was the grossly misnamed “Prevention First Act” [S. 21 / H.R. 819]. Knowing full well that taxpayer-funded abortion is a huge political liability, ... Source: lbischoff@daytondai" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h819/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • THE BUZZ: If both bills pass, does that Mayan prophecy come true? - December 23, 2012 by The State - ...of hair braiding • S.13 would ban political action committees • S.16 would let voters have elections to enact or repeal laws • S.21 would require schools to teach “general neatness and cleanliness, skin care, and shampooing and grooming of hair.

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      As noted by The State on December 23, 2012, "...of hair braiding • S.13 would ban political action committees • S.16 would let voters have elections to enact or repeal laws • S.21 would require schools to teach “general neatness and cleanliness, skin care, and shampooing and grooming of hair." (http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/23/2566079/the-buzz-if-both-bills-pass-does.html#storylink=rss)
    • Bills' Carder tries to beat the odds again - July 31, 2012 by USA Today - The definitive play of his time there was the pass breakup he made in the waning seconds of the 2011 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, securing TCU's 21-19 victory "That play made me one of the TCU greats," Carder said with a smile of the two-point ...

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      As noted by USA Today on July 31, 2012, "The definitive play of his time there was the pass breakup he made in the waning seconds of the 2011 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, securing TCU's 21-19 victory "That play made me one of the TCU greats," Carder said with a smile of the two-point ..." (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/bills/story/2012-07-31/tank-carder-bills/56629598/1)
    • Trouble for Henry Hopper - July 31, 2012 by Daily Beast - In a recent lawsuit, Dennis Hopper’s 21-year-old son has been accused of raping a teenage girl. Chris Lee examines the actor’s slim résumé and life choices. Awful accusations–especially those concerning pedigreed children of beloved ...

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      As noted by Daily Beast on July 31, 2012, "In a recent lawsuit, Dennis Hopper’s 21-year-old son has been accused of raping a teenage girl. Chris Lee examines the actor’s slim résumé and life choices. Awful accusations–especially those concerning pedigreed children of beloved ..." (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/31/trouble-for-henry-hopper.html)
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