Skip to comments.Should the Internet have an 'off' switch?
Posted on 02/21/2011 5:56:42 PM PST by LucyT
Just as the Egyptian government recently forced the Internet to go dark, U.S. officials could flip the switch if the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset legislation becomes law, say its critics.
Proponents of the bill, which is expected to be reintroduced in the current session of Congress, dismiss the detractors as ill-informed - even naive.
The ominously nicknamed Kill Switch bill is sure to be a flashpoint of discussion at ..."
The debate is sure to intensify after the 0bama administration announced Tuesday a new policy on Internet freedom ..."
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But it has free-speech advocates and privacy experts howling over the prospect of a government agency quelling the communications of hundreds of millions of people.
Can’t think of any good reason unless the guvmint wants to control it like China does.
HELL TO THE NO!
These are the people who thought it was Hitleresque to monitor cell phone calls from Al Qaeda.
We need an OFF switch on the government mainly the IRS.
I have one word. Fidonet. (just in case)
An “OFF” switch might be just what we need to show the disinterested citizens how evil the government is. Imagine the scenario where Big Sister decides that our free speech is getting a little out of hand and she switches it off.
All of a sudden, the apolitical folks find themselves without porn and World of Warcraft. They’ll be mad as hell, and when Big Sis comes out to explain why she needed to turn off Free Republic and The Blaze, she’ll be met by millions of angry and frustrated masturbators and gamers! :-)
Heh. Neat graphic.
D.C. should have an OFF switch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! :-)
If the internet had an off switch, any number of despots could and would push the button.
Obama would push it whenever things weren’t going his way.
What happens when they shut off the telephones too?
If they shut off the phones, it will be to the point where most of our time will be spent on food and shelter.