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Submission + - Americans Support an Internet 'Kill Switch' (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to a recent study. The findings suggest the public may support a pending cybersecurity bill that would give the President far-reaching authority over the Internet in the case of an emergency.

The "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010" introduced in June, and being debated in congress, would allow the president to take emergency measures to protect the nation's most critical infrastructure if a cyber vulnerability is being exploited or is about to be exploited...

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