Internet Kill Switch.

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.

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About wmatl

I graduated from Southern Poly in Marietta in 1989 with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. I worked repairing industrial electronics and control systems for over 15 years. Started a document scanning company with a friend in 2006. With the continuing struggling economy my involvement ended with the closing of the Marietta location in 2013. Now I am back to repairing industrial drives.
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