White House to Propose System for Wide Monitoring of Internet (fwd)

Richard Irving rirving at onecall.net
Fri Dec 20 16:56:48 UTC 2002


 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.
> 
> ..............................



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