Story number 186,543 that says more or less the same thing quoting the same cast of “experts.” And we’re still waiting. I wish someone with some credible expertise would weigh in on the prospects here of something real actually happening.
The Internet, as the name suggests but users often forget, is a system of interconnecting networks. Data pass between users by moving from one telecommunications network to another until they reach their destination.
Orwell’s prophecies ring true 1984 came and went without producing the brutal Big Brother dictatorship the novel predicted, but perhaps that’s just because we’ve found subtler ways to crush the human spirit and enforce conformity
This article from Wired news by the ever entertaining Bruce Sterling outlines the roles the various agencies of the US govenment will play in maintaining internet security. – From Wired News: Issue 11.01 – January 2003