Perfect Storm of Internet Censorship

from TheCorbettReport

Governments around the world are using fears over cyber attacks as an excuse to crack down on the internet freedoms of their own populations.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it’s considering using social media to track and surveil its own population. DHS Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said that the government fears social unrest like that seen in Tunisia last December and wants to use social media services like Twitter to monitor its own population. Last January, Senators Lieberman and Collins renewed calls to give the president a kill switch over the internet to protect the government in times of emergency, a call echoed by Senator McCain last July.

Last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of the need to strike a balance between cybersecurity and freedom of speech. Speaking at a London cyberspace conference, he renewed British calls for an international framework for cybersecurity. Internet security expert Eugene Kaspersky, speaking at the same conference, defended his own idea for internet passports as a requirement for logging on to the internet and an internet police force for cracking down on unwanted behaviour, adding that countries that did not agree to such a framework should simply be cut off from the internet.

The 1% fear & hate Freedom – except for themselves – almost as much as they fear & hate Truth!


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