Homeland Security Ordered to Disclose ‘Internet Kill Switch’


Joshua Philipp
Epoch Times
November 20, 2013

128px-Internet_Kill_Switch_-_Not-Aus_-_Emergency_Off.svgA U.S. court has given the Department of Homeland Security 30 days to explain why it has not disclosed its plans for a rumored “Internet kill switch” that could shut down communications in a crisis.

The court order follows a back-and-forth between the department and the digital rights group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which has been pressuring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the documents.

It began in July 2012 when the EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act request with DHS for information on the alleged “kill switch.”

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