Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:26 am on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 11:32 am (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]
The government can authorize your local TV/Radio/Phone to be interupted for their political good at any time, if the commercials on these are not enough to shape your thoughts. Humans are livestock in todays world, this news does not surprise me in the least.
What scares government about internet is it's speed. You can reach out to a following far faster than the government can react to whatever you write. I say "scares" government because they wish to maintain control even when nobody is in harms way, losing control isn't always a bad thing for the population... sometimes it's only bad for government control.
Egypt comes to mind.
As for the TV/Radio/Phone I find it far worse to be forced to watch shows like "little mosque on the prairy" in a traditional timeslot on channels kids often turn to first. I dislike being forced to endure someone elses attempts to "convert" my thoughts than I dislike knowing I can/will be cut off the internet whenever it suits gov.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 11:32 am (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]