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Egypt move revives US ‘kill switch’ debate

Posted By admin On February 6, 2011 @ 7:05 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Feb 6, 2011

Egypt’s five-day shutdown of the Internet has revived debate in the United States over how much authority the president should have over the Web in the event of a crisis.

Some opponents of cybersecurity legislation wending its way through the US Congress have condemned the bill as a danger to free speech and civil liberties that would equip the White House with an Internet “kill switch.”

Supporters deny it would confer any such power on the president.

As Hosni Mubarak cut his 80 million people off from the Web, the US senators behind the legislation denounced the move by the Egyptian president as “totally wrong” and leapt to the defense of their bill.

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[4] Egypt’s Internet Kill Switch: Coming To America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-internet-kill-switch-coming-to-america.html

[5] As Egypt goes offline US gets internet ‘kill switch’ bill ready: http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-egypt-goes-offline-us-gets-internet-kill-switch-bill-ready.html

[6] Obama Criticizes Internet Kill Switch In Egypt While His Own Administration Tries To Ram It Through In America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-criticizes-internet-kill-switch-in-egypt-while-his-own-administration-tries-to-ram-it-through-in-america.html

[7] Internet ‘kill switch’ bill gets a makeover: http://www.prisonplanet.com/internet-kill-switch-bill-gets-a-makeover.html

[8] Kill Switch: Obama Administration Fears Egypt-Style Revolt In U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kill-switch-obama-administration-fears-egypt-style-revolt-in-u-s.html

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