Friday, June 18, 2010

Obama internet 'kill switch' proposed

(The Age) - U.S. President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a U.S. "national asset".

Local lobby groups and academics have rounded on the plan, saying that, rather than combat terrorists, it would actually do them "the biggest favour ever" by terrorising the rest of the world, which is now heavily reliant on cyberspace.

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