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wiredmikey writes: Is an 'Internet Kill Switch' Technically Feasible in the US?

Last week, Wired reported that the “Kill Switch” bill will introduce legislation that would give the US government power to limit Internet traffic in the event of cyber-security emergency.

To recap recent events in Egypt, public political protests reached critical mass on January 25th and on January 27th, Internet connectivity and access across the region began plummeting ultimately leading to a five-day blackout.

The question remains.. could the same approach be taken in the US?

The ubiquitous and interconnected nature of the United States ISPs, and the reliance of the critical infrastructure sectors within the U.S. on those ISPs coupled with the lack of overall visibility present enormous technical challenges.So what are some of those challenges?

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Is an Internet Kill Switch' Feasible in the US?

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