Internet Kill Switch

Internet Kill Switch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Internet Kill Switch is a subset of the article Kill Switch which deals with mechanical and electronic switching mechanisms. This article is about Cybercrime and Countermeasures and the concept of activating a single shut off mechanism for all Internet traffic. The theory behind a Kill Switch is creation of a single point of control for one authority or another to control in order to "shut down the internet to protect it" from unspecified assailants. The prospect of Cyber Warfare over the 2000s has prompted the drafting of legislation by US officials, but worldwide the implications of actually of "killing" the Internet has prompted criticism of the idea in the United States. During the 2011 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya access to the Internet was denied in an effort to limit peer networking to facilitate organization. While the effects of shutting off information access are controversial, the topic of a Kill Switch does remain a topic that remains to be resolved.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135995359
  • 9786135995350