What’s government’s role in making the web secure?

There is no kill switch for the internet, no secret on-off button in an Oval Office drawer, reports AP.Yet when a US Senate committee was exploring ways to secure computer networks, a provision to give the US president the power to shut down internet traffic to compromised websites in an emergency set off alarms.Corporate leaders and privacy advocates quickly objected, saying the government must not seize control of the internet.To read this AP report in full, see:
news.theage.com.au/technology/security/whats-governments-role-in-making-the-web-secure-20090927-g7ab.html

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