US Gov’t tests cybersecurity and “shut-up” power

A pack of US Government agencies, along with a couple of states, performed a mock attack to test their internet security readiness.

Some of the critical points of contact – power grids, financial systems, and…..bloggers. The government wants to make sure the bloggers can’t spread misinformation. Hmm. That portion of the exercise is rumored to have included testing a system to close comments on major media’s blogs when the miscreants call those authors on the carpet. But again, that is just rumor.

Comments

ohyea says:

I hear they are just trying to block the commenters from dailykos and talking points memo.

Thought Market says:

Shutting down dissent from multiple angles

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