February 22, 2011 3:45 AM

Commentary: The Internet 'kill switch' and other myths

Speaking of Internet hoaxes and urban myths that trouble the sleep of people who keep copious amounts of weapons, Vienna sausages and saltines in their basements, here's another: This myth is particularly fitting for Presidents Day because it involves President Barack Obama's alleged quest to - get this - acquire a "kill switch" that would allow him to shut down everyone's Internet access.

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