US steps up efforts to police the Internet (2 items)

via Citizens for a Legitimate Government (CLG):

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
By CHARLIE SAVAGE

WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

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U.S. should be able to shut Internet, former CIA chief says

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Cyberterrorism is such a threat that the U.S. president should have the authority to shut down the Internet in the event of an attack, Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said.

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