Sgt_Kickaxe - 2:59 am on Jul 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Did it make it so that Government will provide more information or will they use it to limit information in an emergency, that's the question. Are we better off with Twitter shut down as needed, really? This won't help to alleviate the distrust some people have in government, imo.
Section 5.2 states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will "oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment" of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private "non-military communications networks." According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.
Also, just how far out of the U.S. borders does this order reach since they recently laid claim to some ICANN powers? Does that on/off switch imply Global ?