The Department Of Defense Wants Control Of The Internet Back

4903687294_36a3a21e98_oThis may seem totalitarian, but they did give us the whole thing, so they may have a point. Via M.I.T.’s Technology Review:

The U.S. Department of Defense may have funded the research that led to the Internet, but freewheeling innovation created the patchwork of privately owned technology that makes up the Internet today. Now the U.S. government is trying to wrest back some control, as it adjusts to an era when cyberattacks on U.S. corporations and government agencies are common.

At the RSA computer security conference yesterday, representatives of the White House, U.S. Department of Defense, and National Security Agency said that safeguarding U.S. interests required them to take a more active role in governing what has been a purely commercial, civilian resource. But some experts are concerned that the growing influence of defense and military organizations on the operation and future development of the Internet will compromise the freedom that has made it a success.

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Yeah, and people in Hell want iced water.

  • Redacted

    It’s almost as if the rhetoric has been stepped up. I mean sure music piracy is scary, but now theres terrorists on the internet!

    • http://twitter.com/Kiljoy616 Alexander Cardosa

      Yes I am so scared of the terrorist yet every day on the news is American shooting Americans. I am more worry about average joe putting a bullet in my brain than some guy in women clothes in some desert doing it. We need to be on top of it but fear is for week minded sheep. 

  • DeepCough

    What you gonna do, unplug our routers if you don’t give it back?

  • http://twitter.com/Kiljoy616 Alexander Cardosa

    What the military gave us was bull, they may have started with our money, but the Internet is so far from what they had in store for it. Actually what those old farts in power need to do is die off or build their own infrastructure. 

  • Marklar_Prime

    They gave us nothing. They abandoned it.
    Now they want us to believe that we are all in danger of dying when a suicide bomber blows in a crowed chat room.

  • http://www.jaycob.co.nf/ Scruffy

    Lol What if Anonymous was started by the government, and the drones that had viruses and all that, were fluff they created to rationalize invading the internet? To convince the public of a lie, all you need to do is make it easier to believe than the truth.

  • Phantom

    Let ‘em have it.  Some one needs to set up a civilian version then.  Perhaps in some other country, lots of money to be made starting that venture.

  • TimpFeee

    lol, yeh OK good luck with that lol.

    http://www.Total-Privacy dot US

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