fullcatastrophe

Switching off the Internet…

In TFC on June 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Posted by Tim Harrison

Almost as if by tempting fate last night on the show, the US Homeland Committee has approved the so called Internet Kill Switch – handing the President of the United States control of the Internet during a terrorist cyber-attack.

That's all it takes...

I know, I know, TFC is a radio show and this is about the Internet, right?

But…

What if other countries decide this is a Good Idea and they follow suit?

What if Australia decides to make similar legislation and provide someone like Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott the power to cut Australia off from the Internet… the “world wide web”?

Just imagine...

If the Internet becomes something that can be switched off “for the sake of national security”, ask yourself this: what’s next?

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