U.S. Military Beta-Tests Internet Kill-Switch on Japanese Relief Pretext

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

FLASHBACK: New Bill Gives Obama ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet
FLASHBACK: Kill Switch Beta: Government Blocks 84,000 Websites
FLASHBACK: Internet ‘kill switch’ bill gets a makeover

Mark Preston and Adam Levine
CNN
March 16, 2011


U.S. military blocks websites to help Japan recovery efforts

Washington (CNN) — The U.S. military has blocked access to a range of popular commercial websites in order to free up bandwidth for use in Japan recovery efforts, according to an e-mail obtained by CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t
  • {openx:49}

The sites — including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV — were chosen not because of the content but because their popularity among users of military computers account for significant bandwidth, according to Strategic Command spokesman Rodney Ellison.

The block, instituted Monday, is intended “to make sure bandwidth was available in Japan for military operations” as the United States helps in the aftermath of last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, Ellison explained.

U.S. Pacific Command made the request to free up the bandwidth. The sites, 13 in all, are blocked across the Department of Defense’s .mil computer system.

Read full article

This article was posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm







Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.


Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Harry Reid Blatantly Lies To America See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Smart Guns Endanger Children See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 Infowars.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.