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The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 Passes Senate Panel

March 30th, 2010 03:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 passed a Senate panel giving the president unprecedented power to issue a nation-wide blackout or restriction on websites without congressional approval. The bill, writ by Sen. Jay Rockefeller [D. WV] and revised by Sen. Olympia Snow [R. ME], was drafted in an attempt to thwart internet-based terrorist threats, and gives the president this ‘kill switch’ without oversight or explanation. The bill is up in for Senate vote.”

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