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Boston bombing outage rumors shed light on mobile and Internet 'kill switch'

17.04.2013 00:28

Following the Boston Marathon bombings, news began to spread of a US government cellphone network shutdown. While the claims were quickly shown to be false, a secret federal rule does, in fact, make such a shutdown possible.

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Anonymous user 01.05.2013 15:40

The criteria is simple. The criteria will be as simple as His Highness' Executive Order. Basstart.

Anonymous user 01.05.2013 07:20

dust off the walkie talkies

Anonymous user 21.04.2013 19:19

Remember w/o electricity gas pumps don't work. A complete & effective technical siege is possible.

Anonymous user 21.04.2013 19:17

They can kill Phone, Internet, Cable, DigitalTV, Satellite, GPS, Electricity, & water by zone 2U&Me

Anonymous user 18.04.2013 04:45

Cell towers have finite RF frequency, Imagine everyone on phone at once creating DDOS- not killswtch

Anonymous user 18.04.2013 04:21

the rumors of kill switch were not false, ask anyone near that lcoation and cell towers were down.

Anonymous user 18.04.2013 03:01

In data center , I heard workers complaining about the complexity of the KILL Switch they installed.

Anonymous user 18.04.2013 02:35

The terrorists have bombs and guns.
Americans need to keep their guns for their own protection.

 

prometheus rising 18.04.2013 01:42

Unfortunately they screwed up American Airlines network yesterday.

Thank you Shalomland Insecurity

 

Muhammad Abbass 18.04.2013 00:22

They've done this before. The reason they may not have done this time, I suspect is that it appears increasingly evident that this bombing really wasn't one of theirs for once. They simply were not ready and despite their assertions they just cannot respond effectively when it is for real.

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 23:30

I use "open source jihad" aganst its creators. I kill the enemy of Islam with their own teachings!!

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 22:00

usa GoldMorgs in which usa states are going to engineer civil war, and Iraq will seem kindergarten

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 22:00

Alex Jones Boston Bombing Culprits Identified? youtube

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 21:32

During the first few days of Occupy Wall Street in NYC, the internet was shut down by someone.

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 20:36

A clear signal
If they shut down internet and phones > it's because they have something to hide...

Anonymous user 17.04.2013 20:34

Lucky those old CB's still function in the USA just call for the Bandit or Rubber Duck

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