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No internet “kill switch” for Australi

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

Australia 1

An anonymous reader writes "Well, it looks as though at least some Governments have a backbone. Egypt switched off its internet to stop protests over the past few days, and the US Government is considering legislation that will give the President "kill switch" powers over the internet as well. But in Australia, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy — best known for his attempt to filter the country's internet for child pornography and the country's flagship national fibre broadband rollout, says such a scenario couldn't occur. Thank God."
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NSA, ASIO like the signals intelligence too much (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 3 years ago | (#35087974)

Thinking back to the critical infrastructure list and “Southern Cross undersea cable landing, Brookvale,
Australia Southern Cross undersea cable landing, Sydney, Australia”, I dont think Australia would do much without the ok from the USA/NSA. http://213.251.145.96/cable/2009/02/09STATE15113.html [213.251.145.96]
ie Conroy would not be allowed to.
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