Internet kill switch
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12 min ago | ChinaTechNews.com Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba's vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund.
Obama 'Internet kill switch' plan approved by US Senate panel A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack. Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet "kill switch." Instead, the bill puts limits on the powers the president already has to cause "the closing of any facility or stations for wire communication" in a time of war, as described in the Communications Act of 1934, they said in a breakdown of the bill published on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee website.
Internet Blackout Costs Egypt £56m | eWEEK Europe UK The Egyptian government’s blocking of Internet services for five days is likely to have cost the country roughly $90 million (£56m), according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The blocked telecommunication and Internet services account for between three and four percent of the country’s GDP, equivalent to a loss of $18 million (£11m) per day. However, the OECD warns that the long-term impact could be far greater, as the cut-off could have deterred foreign investors from expanding their operations in Egypt. “Egypt has signed the OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy, which calls for an ‘open, decentralised and dynamic Internet’. This is vital to innovative businesses developing services on top of the Internet infrastructure,” said OECD spokesman Arthur Mickoleit in an emailed statement to eWEEK Europe.
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Internet blackouts: Reaching for the kill switch