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.
I know, I know, TFC is a radio show and this is about the Internet, right?
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”?
If the Internet becomes something that can be switched off “for the sake of national security”, ask yourself this: what’s next?