Internet 'kill switch' legislation re-surfaces

    Date31 Jan 2011
    CategoryGovernment
    2847
    Posted ByAlex
    It seems that the so-called Internet "kill switch" legislation has resurfaced, according to the proposal's chief sponsor. The legislation came into play the same day Egyptians faced an internet blackout designed to counter massive demonstrations in that country. The bill, being floated by Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican ranking member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sailed through the Homeland Security Committee in December but expired with the new Congress weeks later.

    According to Collins, the bill is designed to protect against "significant" cyber threats before they cause damage.

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