The beginning of the end of the internet as we know it...


While the Hosni Mubarak government of Egypt has pulled the plug on internet and cell phone communication to leave protesters in the dark, the U.S. government is tabling a bill (an amendment to the Homeland Security Act) that would allow the President to also pull the plug on cyberspace in times of trouble. It should be said: Don't throw out your old Ham radios yet!

Here in Canada there will be no need for a kill switch. In times of civil unrest the PMO will call the CRTC and they will begin to slowly but surely regulate the net to death. Infact, if the CRTC steps in to insure Canadian content it will be dead in five minutes: The internet will be switched off simultaneously by everyone here just like when people turn the channel after an episode of Father Ted and Steve Paikin starts yaking.

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