They are at it again. They (the US Govt) wants to be able to shut the internet down in a “Cyber Emergency”. Of course they are going to reword the name to make us think that it is not the internet kill switch and it will have no provision for judicial review.
Why is the Internet Kill Switch (IKS) a bad thing. Do you do pay bills, shop, research, use VOIP, Email or any other activity that would come to a halt with the internet such as use of a Smart phone. I have to ask what kind of a cyber emergency justifies the followng:
Shut down online banking services
Stop data transfere of businesses & individuals
Shutting down Email communication
Shutting down online commerce
Turning off VOIP and Phone services that rely on the Internet
Stop business from reordering inventory
Stop delivery of Online news content
Stop political discussion online.
This is just the tip of the very large Ice Berg. In fact here is my challenge post a comment of what else you think will be impacted by the Govt shutting down the internet.