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Would You Want Government to Control Internet in Event of Cyberattack?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BLUE BELL, Penn.) -- A majority of Americans believe the president should have control over the Internet in the event of a major cyberattack on the U.S., according to a new study.

Sixty-one percent of Americans polled by Unisys said the president should able to control or “kill” portions of the Internet if key U.S. systems were attacked by a foreign government, reports CNET.

These findings may suggest that the public would support a pending cybersecurity bill that would give the president greater authority over the Internet in the event of such an emergency.

Civil liberty groups have expressed concerns over the bill, which would give the federal government control over the private sector.

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