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Former CIA Director: Build a New Internet to Improve Cybersecurity

Posted By admin On July 10, 2011 @ 4:48 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

cryptogon.com [1]
July 10, 2011

So, here are some guesses as to what voluntary will mean:

Do you want to login to your bank? You’ll need your trusted credentials for that.

Online trading account? You’ll need your trusted credentials for that.

Book an airline ticket? You’ll need your trusted credentials for that.

Sign up for Internet service? You’ll need your trusted credentials for that.

It’s voluntary. Trust us.

White House Calls for ‘Trusted’ Internet Identities for Americans [2]

This article makes ridiculous assumptions; first, that users of the current implementation of the Internet are somehow ‘anonymous’, and second, that the U.S. doesn’t conduct deep packet inspection of Internet traffic because it’s illegal.

On this anonymity that we supposedly enjoy, see the ancient but sill relevant:Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity [3].

As for the U.S. not conducting deep packet inspection, see any of the several Cryptogon posts about Mark Klein and the Narus Insight system [4].

Via: NextGov [5]:

The United States may seriously want to consider creating a new Internet infrastructure to reduce the threat of cyberattacks, said Michael Hayden, President George W. Bush’s CIA director.

Several current federal officials, including U.S. Cyber Command chief Gen. Keith Alexander, also have floated the concept of a “.secure” network for critical services such as banking that would be walled off from the public Web.Unlike .com, .xxx and other new domains now proliferating the Internet, .secure would require visitors to use certified credentials for entry and would do away with users’ Fourth Amendment rights to privacy. Network operators in the financial sector, for example, would be authorized to scan account holders’ traffic content for signs of trouble. The current Internet setup would remain intact for people who prefer to stay anonymous on the Web.

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[1] cryptogon.com: http://cryptogon.com/?p=23420

[2] White House Calls for ‘Trusted’ Internet Identities for Americans: http://cryptogon.com/?p=19752

[3] Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity: http://cryptogon.com/?p=624

[4] the several Cryptogon posts about Mark Klein and the Narus Insight system: https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=site%3Acryptogon.com+narus+klein

[5] NextGov: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_1137.php?oref=topnews

[6] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

[7] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[8] U.S. Wants to Build Cybersecurity Protection Plan for Cars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-wants-to-build-cybersecurity-protection-plan-for-cars.html

[9] UK government plans to track ALL web use: MI5 to install ‘black box’ spy devices to monitor British internet traffic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-government-plans-to-track-all-web-use-mi5-to-install-black-box-spy-devices-to-monitor-british-internet-traffic.html

[10] DNA database not so anonymous on the Internet: study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dna-database-not-so-anonymous-on-the-internet-study.html

[11] FCC Using Cybersecurity To Regulate Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-using-cybersecurity-to-regulate-internet.html

[12] Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Dropped From Cybersecurity Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/internet-%e2%80%98kill-switch%e2%80%99-dropped-from-cybersecurity-bill.html

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