Post Tagged with: "internet kill switch"

February 8, 2011 06:29

Chuck norris: What feds can learn from Egyptian internet control

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google services have all been disrupted by Egyptian governing authorities in pursuit to clampdown on protests. And we don’t think the U.S. government would do the same?

February 1, 2011 18:29

Kill The Internet ‘Kill Switch’

Virtually the first thing an authoritative Egyptian government did to quell dissent was to shut down its Internet. So why are we debating a bill to give our government the same power?

January 31, 2011 17:44

The Internet Kill Switch – One Of The Favorite New Tools Of Tyrannical Governments All Over The Globe

[L]egislation has been introduced once again in Congress that would give the president of the United States an “Internet kill switch” that he would be able to use in the event of war or emergency. Of course there would be a whole lot of wiggle room in determining what actually constitutes a true “emergency”.

June 28, 2010 05:01

Obama ‘Internet kill switch’ plan approved by US Senate panel

The bill gives the new National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications “significant authority” over critical infrastructure, but doesn’t define what critical infrastructure is covered, the letter said. Without a definition of critical infrastructure there are concerns that “it includes elements of the Internet that Americans rely on every day to engage in free speech and to access information,”