All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kill switch’

Smartphone Kill Switch: Not So Fast

“You’re a paperweight now.” With more than 1.5 million smartphones stolen last year in America, we are learning the hard way that thieves will do almost anything to get their hands on our devices. Because of this, some have suggested the possibility of a “kill switch.” George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney, says that theft of smartphones is almost half …

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Does China Have An Internet Kill Switch?

Anonymous has been battling China’s Great Firewall for the past two weeks after an initial attack that left many government Web sites defaced with instructions on how to get around said firewall. It’s going to take Anonymous a while to even make a crack in the firewall, which makes the events of this past week all the more perplexing. The …

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Is Harry Reid Slipping SOPA Into A New Cyber-Security Bill?

While details about a proposed cyber-security bill remain elusive, one frightful speculation seems to be making the rounds lately: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not abandoned his effort to shackle the Internet. After Internet commoners and companies alike pushed back in a determined way last month against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, many were content …

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