Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cyber Insecurity: ‘Internet Kill Switch’ Bill Moves On

from Michelle Malkin by Doug Powers

Hey, why shouldn’t people who couldn’t even keep the Organizing for America website and Barack Obama’s own Twitter account from being hacked be in charge of Internet security?

I seriously doubt that anybody in government would be capable of coming up with a way to shut down Al Gore’s beloved creation to the most creative among the private sector or the most devious in the “bad-guy” realm, but President Obama and willing cohorts in Congress are still trying nonetheless.

… ironically enough, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs website is disabled at the time of this writing. Maybe the White House is busy testing the “kill switch” on it, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. With any luck, Obama didn’t accidentally give Medvedev the kill switch instead of the reset button. (Update: The HSGAS site is back up now)

Hopefully voters use their own constitutionally provided “kill switch” on the first Tuesday this November and again two years later. Read more…