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Warning Shot in Libya: Kill-Switch Test

February 18, 2011 by

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According to renesys.org, the Colonel has dropped the hammer: Libya is completely offline. [EDIT} The Internet has been restored. Consider this a thought exercise, more new comments below. [/edit] Once again, we see a dictator going straight for the big red button marked ‘do not push’ and pushing it. To reiterate what I wrote about […]

WikiLeaks Supporters and Preparing for Trouble

February 2, 2011 by

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As recent events in Egypt have made abundantly clear, corrupt regimes will allow nothing to stand in the way of their maintaining power. Frankly, these actions should be expected of the US government at some time in the future. It is a corrupt regime, and although perhaps not as obviously oppressive as Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, […]

Internet Kill-Switch is Last Resort

January 28, 2011 by

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News of Egypt falling off the face of the internet world is spreading rapidly. Frankly, it should come as no surprise that an oppressive regime faced with uncontrollable exposure on the internet would resort to such a technique. In the mind of a dictator, turning off the internet is no different from stopping a newspaper […]