Post Cyberwar Series / Philipp Ronnenberg
An Internet kill switch is a countermeasure against cybercrime; it is based on the concept of activating a single shutting-off mechanism for all Internet traffic.
During the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, access to the Internet was restricted in an effort to limit online peer networking that would facilitate self-organisation. Despite the controversial effects of shutting off access to information, the activation of an Internet ‘kill switch’ remains an issue to be resolved.
Philipp Ronnenberg’s Post Cyberwar Series proposes three appropriate methods to prepare for the time after a cyberwar by providing alternate systems of navigation, data streaming and data storage beyond the control of governmental institutions and corporations.
He demonstrated these systems: the OpenPositioningSystem, Social Teletext Network and Sewer Cloud during the AND Fair.