posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 01:51 PM
Yup. Started as a way of maintaining communications in the event of a massive strike. Designed as a way of passing info through many paths, assuring
that the chain of command had a way of communication.
Is it an asset? Probably in some sense, but the explosion in popularity, and the advent of hackers and privacy experts, is more than likely beyond
their capability to control in more than a rudimentary fashion.