DHS: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

"Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security", the nation's homeland security chief said Friday. ---- What a buncha crap....

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New Bill Gives POTUS ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet

"The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand the US President a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive." --- Not sure how this is possible since the World Wide Web is.... you know... world wide. O_o

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Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US

The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

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Chinese internet addicts stage mutiny at boot camp

Fourteen young detainees overcame their guard and fled a boot camp regime of physical training and psychological treatment designed to cure their addiction... to the internet.

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Library of Congress: We're archiving every tweet ever made

Library of Congress is archiving for posterity every public tweet made since the service went live back in 2006. Every. Single. Tweet.

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Google stops censoring search results in China against China's demands

Google has officially shut down (the censored Chinese search engine) and is now redirecting to uncensored Hong Kong version.

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China imposes new rules for personal websites: Verify your identity

Applicants will have to verify their identities with regulators and have their photographs taken. A government ministry will review the requests.

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Wikileaks temporarily shuts down due to lack of funds

The whistleblowing website Wikileaks which refuses to accept corporate or government funding has temporarily shut down because of a lack of funds. The site, which has been a major irritant to governments and big businesses since it launched in 2007, says it cannot keep going without more public donations.

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Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Forensics

Hackers have released an application designed to thwart a Microsoft-packaged forensic toolkit used by law enforcement agencies to examine a suspect’s hard drive during a raid.

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Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

(by Declan McCullagh): Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

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