Could the U.S. President Shut-Down the Internet?

By now just about everyone knows that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, shut down most of Egypt’s access to the Internet in an ill-fated attempt to stifle the protests that rocked his country. Libya has reportedly also cut Internet access to citizens during its protests.

But could the U.S. President do the same in the event of widespread unrest? Some critics of the Cybercecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 20100 (PDF) worry that it could.

For more, please see Declan McCullagh post “Internet ‘kill switch bill gets a makeover” at CNET News.com. ┬áHere’s PC Magazine’s take.

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