As Egypt goes offline US gets internet ‘kill switch’ bill ready

Surf Wars - The Kill Switch

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As Egypt goes offline US gets internet ‘kill switch’ bill ready.  We all have seen in the news how a government totally cut off internet and phone/texting service to almost their entire populace. That is quite disturbing. And now I’m reading this article saying that we have the ability in the US to do the same thing. The article says it was introduced as protection against possible cyber threat to our systems and to protect our infrastructure. My thought is…that sounds really great, but there is always a flip side to every coin. Once you have that power, what keeps you from using it? and who gets to decide what is and is not an emergency? I’d hate to live in a society where the government could arbitrarily stop my access to the internet and to my family living out-of-state. Scary indeed.

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About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I am a retired wedding cake decorator. I like watching Netflix on the Wii. I am catching up on all of the old tv shows I missed when they were on prime time! Right now though, I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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