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Internet is going down –

Posted: February 1, 2011 by Muhammad Umar Muzaffar in Uncategorized
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In US, a bill giving the president an Internet “kill switch” during times of emergency that failed to pass Congress last year will return this year, but with a revision that has many civil liberties advocates concerned: It will give the president the ability to shut down parts of the Internet without any court oversight.

The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act was introduced last year by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in an effort to combat cyber-crime and the threat of online warfare and terrorism.

Critics said the bill would allow the president to disconnect Internet networks and force private websites to comply with broad cybersecurity measures. Future US presidents would have those powers renewed indefinitely.

Moreover, Egypt’s government shut down major internet traffic during these recent protests.

Our governments will be stealing Internet from us too, beware !

Helmand Afghans want to be governed by Taliban.

Top story on the BBC news last night (30th July 2010) was from Nad-e-Ali in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

It was about the British Army’s surge to clear this area of Taliban.

There was much talk about difficulties and where this new initiative falls relative to overall coalition strategy, but the astonishing part of the report came when the reporter interviewed a large group of local shopkeepers.

The reporter’s voice-over reported content as the shopkeepers’ spokeman delivered his opinions.

“This man says that the problems should be addressed by negotiation, not war. When I asked the group who they would like to be responsible for running this area they answered, to a man, Taliban.”

When I saw this report on the 6 ‘O’ Clock News I was astonished that these words had made it past the editor.

At 10 p.m. there was (surprisingly) the same report, in full, again.

The thing that made this breathtaking was the knowledge that the BBC is so often, indeed almost invariably, a mouthpiece for government propaganda and lies.