Google translation. Revised by Walter Lippmann.
President Barack Obama introduced an executive order that raises a number of guidelines on how to react to a crisis or emergency, including the ability to temporarily "seize" any communications network, including Internet.
The order, called "Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions", brings together several of the emergency communications protocols that already existed in various U.S. departments and agencies, and seeks to natural disaster or other type, the government has the ability to maintain communication under all circumstances.
The plan is fairly predictable, but has caused discord in Section 5.2, which indicates that "the Secretary of Homeland Security will: meet priority communications requirements through the use of communication resources of government and private, as appropriate."
In short, it implies that the government can use private and commercial networks in times of emergency or crisis, taking them to consider if you need them. Now, the dangers of this decree will depend on what the U.S. considers that it is a crisis, or how easy it is to declare a state of emergency.
On the other hand, it is noted that there was already a standard of 1934 gives the U.S. president the power to suspend or change the regulations to any "station or device capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation within the jurisdiction of the United States", which means that since 1934 the leaders have the ability to shut down or modify cellular networks or the Internet.
The issue now is that there is more tension on the issues related to Internet due to the attempts of some laws empower the government to address cybersecurity issues, projects that have failed in Congress. There is little doubt that cyber warfare, so that this concern should appear in one form or another in the north country regulations. (From Rebellion)
Havana, Friday July 20, 2012. Year 16 / Number 199