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Internet Kill Switch

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.

Cybersecurity: Lots of Answers, Now Let's Ask the Right Questions

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Government and private institutions from the Pentagon to Wall Street regularly face significant threats from unseen and unknown assailants in cyberspace -- from casual hackers to nation-state actors.

Internet Freedom Threatened By New Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

Freedom on the worldwide Internet is in danger, according to a new report by Freedom House. In a survey of 37 countries, only 8 qualified as having...

The Resilience of Egypt

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

The Egyptian "kill switch" was simultaneously a technical success and a mystifying strategic blunder. Could other governments implement such a kill switch?

Fight America's Internet 'Kill Switch'

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The so-called Internet 'Kill Switch' would allow the president to declare a state of cyber-emergency under which he could order critical infrastructure to do essentially whatever he wants.

The "Kill" Bill: Obama, the Internet and the Beginning of a Congressional Odyssey

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While PNCAA (the so-called "Internet Kill Switch" bill) seems to advocate a cross-sectoral approach to tackling cybersecurity threats, it doesn't use private sector best practices when establishing what is supposed to be a response to potential "cyber warfare."

Internet 'Kill Switch' Approved By Senate Committee

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has approved a cybersecurity bill, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (P...

Internet 'Kill Switch' Would Give President Power To Shut Down The Web

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new Senate bill, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman, proposes to give the president the authority "to seize control of or even shut down portions...