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6/6/15

US calls for cyber reform after massive hack - could be the kiss of death for free and open internet

The White House urged Congress to come out of the "dark ages" and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform.

President Barack Obama's allies seized on news of that data on four million government employees had been compromised to press for legislation stalled in the Republican-dominated Congress.

"The fact is, we need the United States Congress to come out of the dark ages and come into the 21st century to make sure we have the kinds of defenses that are necessary to protect a modern computer system," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, joined the White House drive.

Read more:US calls for cyber reform after massive hack - Business Insider

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