posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:46 AM
“We’re watching the Internet being used to exploit other nations’ infrastructures and especially to track down people who are considered bad
guys to various agencies, he said."
Oh, oh, bad guys? Since the New Millennium, why has there been an overwhelming feeling of living in a reality which is the equivalent of a cheesy
television cop show? Something like Starsky and Hutch comes to mind.
"In a world that is increasingly reliant on the Internet, online threats present an even greater problem, Zittrain said."
An even greater problem to what? Can you see how the fear mongering is introduced and injected into a dumbed down society?
“More and more, if you lost connectivity for a week, your life would be in greater disarray than even a few years ago,” Zittrain said. “We have
a grave problem. I don’t think it’s business as usual.”
He calls losing connectivity for a week a "grave problem"? Just WOW! Obviously, buddy needs to get out more often and throw a ball or something, or
maybe even try to get laid.
Human beings are pretty good at adopting to an unlimited number of situations. If the internet goes down, I fail to see why humans cannot simply
revert back to living how they were living for 99.9999999999999999999999999% of their existence.
Stoll said hacking by governments and individuals poses the most significant threat to web users today.
“The Internet may become an excuse for doing mean things and spreading paranoia,” he said.
Mean things...paranoia...oooohhhhh...aaaahhhhh...there are those fear mongering words again. Cue the sinister music.
"Stoll said since the birth of the Internet, U.S. government agencies such as the FBI, the CIA and the NSA began paying more attention to political
dissidents and hacker networks from around the globe, who attempted to steal or hijack important military documents."
I don't get this statement. What exactly does the internet have to do with the Government's secure and encrypted intranet? I highly doubt the most
classified Government information is stored on servers which can be accessed from the internet. My guess would be these documents may still be on hard
copy and only accessible from a limited amount of physical locations.
It makes absolutely no sense for the Government to allow anyone to be able to access such sensitive information through the internet from any location
on any computer. This is the kind of stuff you see in B-rated movies. This is an obvious hose job aimed at the grazing cattle.
"Stoll also emphasized the difficulty of differentiating between individuals and government hackers, citing the need to separate the
“freedom-fighters from the terrorists.”
He is advocating people being classified and separated. Who exactly is going to do this classification? And there is that word again: terrorists. At
least he waited until the middle of the story to use it.
"Zittrain said that precautions to protect the web and improve Internet safety should be taken now before it’s too late – otherwise a
far-reaching change is needed. Discussions about the potential future of information war are undoubtedly “very scary,” Devanesan said."
You know what the really scary thing is? That people actually believe and take these guys mumble jumble seriously because they are from an Ivy League
"Naurer said he was not sure what direction the nation was heading in the world’s struggle against information warfare, but the biggest obstacle
impeding progress toward increasing safety and security is the “lack of a coordinated approach in the government.”
You knew this conclusion was coming from these dubious characters: one world regulation of the internet.
"Peter Cassidy, Secretary General of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, summarized the matter simply.
“It’s a big problem,” he said. Cassidy also noted the disparate nature of cyber crimes, which occur both on small day-to-day levels and on more
complex levels of a national scale.
“If we get a handle on [smaller] crimes, it’ll help us get a handle on national security issues,” Cassidy said."
False. Most of the people who are responsible for the smaller crimes do not have the resources, nor the ability to commit the larger crimes. He is
advocating this to back up their biased conclusion.
Reading between the lines, they are basically advocating the regulation of the internet by one authority. This is just one more example of why the
educational system is at the heart of today's societal problems.
[edit on 10-2-2010 by SphinxMontreal]
[edit on 10-2-2010 by SphinxMontreal]