U.S. lacks right to block Internet
Cyber-terrorism 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 V. Hayden said.
Hayden made the comments during a visit to San Antonio, where he was meeting with military and civilian officials to discuss cyber-security. The U.S. military has a new Cyber Command, which is to begin operations Oct. 1.
Hayden said the president did not have the authority to shut down the Internet in an emergency.