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Web Not Seen Reliable in Case of Attack

In the event of another terror attack, most Americans plan to turn on their televisions and radios before going online or contacting government agencies for information, according to a survey released Saturday. More than a quarter of Americans have little or no confidence in the federal government’s ability to quickly provide accurate information needed to protect themselves and their loved ones, the survey found. Many want the government to make greater use of new technology such as e-mail to send alerts and warnings of emergencies. The telephone survey of 1,001 adults was conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Federal Computer Week magazine on the eve of the second anniversary of the deadliest terrorist assault on U.S. soil. It found 49 percent of Americans afraid that terrorist cyberattacks could cripple key infrastructure, banks and businesses. Full Story

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