Friday, February 4, 2011

Turning It All Off

Violence against protesters & international media isn't an inevitable consequence of the demonstrations, but a deliberate tactic by Egypt's government. Stopping the protest & the story are equally important.

Can old school oppression survive in the Internet age?

Platforms abound from tweets to WikiLeaks, and the hunger for freedom seems matched only by a yearning for information about its expression... And in a world where amateur media is democratized beyond its host societies, the pros still run toward the danger.
Tyranny Meets Idiocy at 3G Speeds
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 2/3/11.

Talk about strange timing... Will and/or should the president get more power to turn off the Internet?

That's the United States president we're talking about here. Not the guy in Egypt. There's a big push about to happen on Capitol Hill to give the chief executive power to take over private computer networks in the event of a large scale cyber attack on the nation's infrastructure... But wasn't the whole idea of building it survival?

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