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Internet Kill Switch Possible?

The Egyptian government's multiday deactivation of the Internet, in the wake of the turmoil in the country, have raised concerns and questions about whether the U.S. government could block Internet access by implementing a “kill switch“ to protect the country in the event of a cyber emergency. Last summer, Sen. …

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Minister: No Internet 'Kill Switch' for Australia

The Australian government does not support and will not participate in actions similar to the Egyptian government, which shut down Internet access to prevent protesters from communicating with others and the outside world, an Australian official has said. Speaking at the launch of a new HP data center in Sydney, …

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