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Re: White House to Propose System for Wide Monitoring of Internet (fwd)
The -real- challenge is to create a system -capable- of monitoring the entire internet.... Today there isn't enough horsepower to accomplish such a thing, except by "exception to the rule", rather than "the rule". In analogy: We can adjust the flows of the Hoover (remember him ?) Damn, we cannot however stop to count bacteria in each and every drop, using today's technology. As I recall, didn't Hitler have basically the same problem in WWII ? Now we have to ask ourselves: What can we learn from history ? David Lesher wrote: > > [This just jumped into the operational arena. Are you prepared > with the router port for John Poindexter's vacuum? What changes > will you need to make? What will they cost? Who will pay?] > > <http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/20/technology/20MONI.html?pagewanted=print&position=top> > > > December 20, 2002 > > White House to Propose System for Wide Monitoring of Internet > > By JOHN MARKOFF and JOHN SCHWARTZ > > The Bush administration is planning to propose requiring Internet > service providers to help build a centralized system to enable > broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance > of its users. > > The proposal is part of a final version of a report, "The National > Strategy to Secure Cyberspace," set for release early next year, > according to several people who have been briefed on the report. It > is a component of the effort to increase national security after > the Sept. 11 attacks. > > The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board is > preparing the report, and it is intended to create public and > private cooperation to regulate and defend the national computer > networks, not only from everyday hazards like viruses but also > from terrorist attack. Ultimately the report is intended to provide > an Internet strategy for the new Department of Homeland Security. > > ..............................