Syria Hits Internet Kill Switch; Blackout ContinuesThe government of Syria Thursday apparently hit a "kill switch" for the country's Internet, and more than 24 hours later, the country's broadband Internet connections remained offline. In addition, many of the country's private branch exchange (PBX ...
UN to Seek Internet Kill Switch Next Month, Documents ShowAs Americans focused on the U.S. presidential election, the United Nations and a wide swath of its autocratic member regimes were drafting a plan to give a little-known UN agency control over the online world. Among the most contentious schemes: a plot ...
USA Internet Blackout Unlikely, Experts SayMembers of the U.S. Congress have at times raised the idea of giving the president the legal authority to create an Internet "kill switch" -- the power to order ISPs to disconnect certain websites, stop the flow of information from certain countries or ...
Internet back on in Damascus after 'kill switch' blackoutTechnical experts said the Internet shutdown was highly likely to have been caused by authorities throwing the "kill switch" on communications. But this was met with denials from government officials, who on Thursday blamed the blackout on a "terrorist ...
Secret document reveals the United Nations is considering taking over InternetIf passed, governments of the world, including the U.S. government, would have complete control over the Internet, with the ability to institute a "kill switch." Paola Totaro and Claire Connelly of Mobile News in Australia write, "the changes would ...
Cutting Syria's Internet: desperate move doomed to failureThat function of an open society, at least, will not be stopped by an Internet kill switch. San Francisco-based CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator Danny O'Brien has worked globally as a journalist and activist covering technology and digital rights ...
Syria throws 'kill switch' on internetOpposition activists and monitoring firms say Syria has cut internet and phone services for the first time since the civil war started more than 18 months ago.
United Nations wants control of web kill switchExperts claim that political and religious websites could disappear if the Federal Government backs a plan to hand control over the internet to the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU). A draft of the proposal, formulated in secret and ...
Syria Plunges Into Internet Blackout"These are potentially offshore, rather than domestic, and perhaps not subject to whatever killswitch was thrown today within Syria.
Internet and telephones cut in Syria for second day amid sporadic clashes in ...I surmise fear of civil unrest from the populace becoming enlightened and very tired of the lying, skulldrudgery, and incessant horse manure from the politicians in this country is the reason for the push for the Internet killswitch. They already have ...
What's Your Country's Risk of Internet Blackout?A robust Internet architecture is a distributed Internet architecture -- one with built-in redundancies and, crucially, one that is modular enough to prevent the kill switch capabilities that can empower bad actors to act badly. "The key to the ...
Internet down in SyriaInternet services in Syria have been cut. The internet traffic monitoring firm Renesys says all 84 of the country's domestic IP address are unreachable.
Shutting off the Internet in Syria, Resisting the smartphone craze, and ...There's no America Internet kill switch." On a much smaller scale, transit officials in the San Francisco Bay area did shut off cell phone and WiFi service to a subway station after getting wind of a planned protest two summers ago.
Syria Drops Off the Face of the Internet, Both Sides Blame the OtherThis isn't the first time Syria's had Internet troubles. There was a short blip back on November 25th and, while Renesys skirts away from saying this was a trial of some kind of Internet kill switch, it's easy to imagine that the government was giving ...
Senate Narrowly Votes Down Cybersecurity Act Again, Obama Signs Secret ...The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, first introduced in 2010 by Joe Lieberman, was quickly dubbed the Internet Kill Switch Bill because of the power it gives to the executive branch to seize or shut down parts of the Internet in a cyber ...
How easy is it to shut down the Internet?Some kind of "Internet kill switch" isn't really a reality, since shutting down the international connections alone would require a tremendous amount of manual work.
Senate To Consider Intrusive Cybersecurity BillJoseph Lieberman spent years fighting unsuccessfully for a so-called Internet kill switch that would grant the president vast power over private networks during a "national cyberemergency.
New flagpoles in Iran spark rumors of clandestine satellite jamming technology"The regime fears the Internet and satellites coming into the country more than they do the opposition forces living here," he added.
Syria cut off from the Internet, activists and monitors reportRenesys reported that a few Syrian networks were still connected to the Internet, possibly through an offshore system "not subject to whatever kill switch was thrown today within Syria." The surviving servers included several that were implicated in a ...
Blackout: Syria vanishes from Internet"These are potentially offshore, rather than domestic, and perhaps not subject to whatever killswitch was thrown today within Syria," Renesys said.