U.S. Department of Defense wants more control over the internet

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The U.S. government says it must govern Internet technology more closely to protect against cyberattacks.

The research that led to the internet may have been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, but freewheeling innovation created the patchwork of privately owned technology that makes up the Internet today. Now the U.S. government is trying to wrest back some control, as it adjusts to an era when cyberattacks on U.S. corporations and government agencies are common.

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