Egypt’s Internet crackdown makes ‘kill switch’ bill a wee bit less popular

Ed Morrissey 2/1/2011

Imagine if the government had the power to disconnect an entire country from its Internet service. Actually, we don’t have to imagine it; we have seen it happen in the past week, as the Mubarak regime in Egypt tried in vain to keep protesters from organizing on Twitter, Facebook, and other […]

More thoughts on proposed law giving President control of the internet “Thinking Like Our Founding Fathers”

Last spring, a proposed U.S. Senate bill appeared attempting to hand over to the White House the power to disconnect privately owned computers from the Internet.

That version was revised by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) behind closed doors. It is S.773 and part of it can be read here.