The big kill switch

There is a troubling bill being drafted by Sen Rockefeller that would give the US government the power to essentially kill the internet (at least the US corner of it). The bill would give the government the ability to order all private systems deemed “critical” to be disconnected during an “emergency”.

I am simply not confident of the governments ability to properly define “critical” and “emergency”, much less make the proper decision as to whether or not throwing the big kill switch will make matters better or worse. I think the government needs to demonstrate much more core competency in the computer security space before they are entrusted with this kind of power.

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One response to “The big kill switch

  1. no shit, they can t be entrusted with that decision. they you for getting the news out so as that i may now track this. thats just stupid. but oddly enough similar things were mentioned as possible from specifically sen rockeffeler in movie zeitgeist. thought it was crap and now just stunned. they are taking over little by little, arent they.

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