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Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play

Wired.com:

Legislation granting the president internet-killing powers is to be re-introduced soon to a Senate committee, the proposal’s chief sponsor told Wired.com on Friday.

The resurgence of the so-called “kill switch” legislation came the same day Egyptians faced an internet blackout designed to counter massive demonstrations in that country.

The bill, which has bipartisan support, is being floated by Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican ranking member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The proposed legislation, which Collins said would not give the president the same power Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak is exercising to quell dissent, sailed through the Homeland Security Committee in December but expired with the new Congress weeks later.

The bill is designed to protect against “significant” cyber threats before they cause damage, Collins said.

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Internet Kill Switch was Test Run March 16

Confirmed by spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command per CNN News -

Using the pretect of freeing up bandwidth for Japanese recovery, the U.S. military killed access to a broad spectrum of popular commercial websites.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/03/15/us.military.websites/

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

Keep The Truth Out of Soldiers Heads

If I am reading this Internet kill switch test article correctly, the computers blocked are only military.
It looks to me like the idea here is to keep soldiers from watching YouTube or ordering any books from Amazon which might lead to thoughtcrime.

Looks like The Crown is desperate to keep the U.S. Soldiers in the dark about the fact they are just British pawns.

If The Crown loses the Loyalty of The U.S. Military and they side with the American People. Then The Banksters will have lost the world.

AzJoe I think you have stumbled into The Big Question. As The American Revolution 2.0 resumes after a 160 year hiatus, Who will win and command The Hearts and Minds of the currently duped U.S. military.?

The Oracle

Great

Government speak: In order to protect citizens from cyber threats that could cripple internet communication, we need the authority to control and, if need be, shut down internet communication.

Talk about the cure being worse than the disease...

Political Suicide

IF a president had the power to cut off the internet AND used it...
It would be the death of the party. Starting wars in foreign countries is easy to ignore - BUT killing the internet in the way that we fear would be the death of a political party.

Trevor Lyman's picture

I've made a fan page on

I've made a fan page on facebook to fight this. We have to motivate and stop this blatant attempt at tyranny.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kill-the-Kill-Switch/186404808...

from the page...

"The internet was created to allow communications to continue during a national emergency. It was built to stay up even during a nuclear attack. Now lawmakers want a kill switch so they can shut down the internet "during a national emergency". Look to Egypt to see the real intended use of the internet kill switch. What else would we expect from the bills author Joe Lieberman?"

National Emergency is Defined as....

The emergence of The American People's consciousness from the carefully crafted mind control matrix.

So this discussion we are having on DP is part of The National Emergency. They talk right in front of you like when cattle ranchers talk about how juicy the steaks will taste in front of their cattle.

Pay attention, The National Emergency is you!

The Patriot Act was written a decade before 9/11 to stop The Patriots.
You are a Domestic Terrorist.

The Internet is so THEY can continue to communicate when our National Emergency gets too big.

You and I will not be using their Internet much longer.

The Oracle

photoshopwiz's picture

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very good!
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theage.com.au | As Egypt goes offline US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready | by Ben Grubb and Asher Moses | 31 Jan 2011

http://tinyurl.com/4l2ygq2

ecorob's picture

exactly!

jow libleman needs a "mute" switch

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Shared

the "Wired" article on facebook...
Bump.

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BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

People should add some wireless

to their SHTF kits.

http://www.cantenna.com/ <--- This is not the very best, there are other DIY antennas out there. A search "DIY wireless antenna" should give you plenty of ideas.

Network with your local community.

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The Hill:Egypt raises concerns about 'kill switch' for Internet

This link is a big one.

Egypt's Web blockade raises concerns about 'kill switch' for Internet
By Gautham Nagesh - 01/31/11 12:09 PM ET

The news of Egypt's crackdown on Web access is raising new concerns over a comprehensive cybersecurity bill that critics claim gives the president a "kill switch" for the Internet.

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) recently indicated they plan to re-introduce their bipartisan legislation, which passed the Senate Homeland Security Committee last year only to get mired in a standoff with Senate Commerce Committee members over which panel should have oversight of civilian cybersecurity.

More at:

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/141215-q...

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Messages from Egypt Re:Internet Shut Down

If Your Government Shuts Down the Internet, Shut Down Your Government
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1734187747266&set=o.1...

Free Speech Doesn't Come In Halves, It's a Right or It's a Fight
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1734899205052&set=o.1...

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

photoshopwiz's picture

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Thanks! ... a lot more on the subject:

Hillbuzz: MOST IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM EVER: Pay attention to how Egyptians are getting around government shutdown of Internet, in case we ever need to do that here if Obama is given the “Internet Kill Switch” he wants so badly

http://tinyurl.com/4o9ls2g

Hey Wiz~

See the two FB pages I posted below...tons of info on there on how they are getting around the communications! It's fascinating and inspiring. I wish some of our real tech savvy people would go check it out! Fantastic and important to know!

For instance here is a voice message from Cairo :
http://www.saynow.com/playMsg.html?ak=TkxFNENGTHVQQzdTdVE4N0...

PS. People love the King Tut as V poster...Michael put it on DP FB.. over 85 likes so far! Would make a great awareness poster to put Obamas 'Internet Kill Bill' on it! ;-)

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

photoshopwiz's picture

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Hey, I will check it out, Belle.

I thought the V was BRILLIANT!

and really enjoyed the sweet voice message.
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I can imagine the people are

I can imagine the people are even more upset that their government would cut off their communications. Cutting off their Internet access probably made things even worse.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Great thank you

I shared the first on on the DP's FB:

http://www.facebook.com/dailypaul

I love King Tut as V

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

King Tut as "V"

Yes! That is my favorite too! And this one.hehe
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1730813502912&set=o.1...

I put some of my favs here if you want to look
http://www.dailypaul.com/155638/worldwide-revolution

I've got some great videos saved too but hesitate to overload the topics with Egypt..I sneak em in comments but then they get buried..oh well! ;-)

FYI~Following these historical events/ news on both these sites really great stuff from all over the world!! Be sure to click on + others

We Are All Khaled Said + Others
http://www.facebook.com/elshaheeed.co.uk

and

Operation Egypt+Others
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-Egypt/18564543479412...

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"Let's be tyrants like Mubarak"

Nothing the neo-cons and liberal Democrats do surprises me anymore. Instead of feeling a tinge of shame, they are probably pleased that Internet Kill is in the news, thereby increasing public acceptance of its 'normalcy'.

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