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Policing the Internet

By bmetzler in News
Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 01:14:27 PM EST
Tags: Freedom (all tags)
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With the recent DDOS attacks against internet sites, internet security is becoming a hot topic again. CNN has an article talking about Clinton's endorsement of a proposal made by Commerce Secretary William Daley last December to create a national cyber-security center. The purpose of this center would be to allow private firms to exchange information on Internet security threats and how to prevent them.


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Policing the Internet | 11 comments (11 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Why not?... (none / 0) (#8)
by Strange Charmed One on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 01:24:19 PM EST

Strange Charmed One voted 1 on this story.

Why not?
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Not much info in the article itself... (none / 0) (#1)
by rusty on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 01:32:42 PM EST

rusty voted 1 on this story.

Not much info in the article itself, but an interesting discussion lead. Will this "center" operate totally in the open, or will you have to pay to join? Is anyone afraid of one government being able to, or attempting to, "regulate" the internet?

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A one-word quote: "strategize". Su... (none / 0) (#2)
by Paul Dunne on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 02:01:20 PM EST

Paul Dunne voted -1 on this story.

A one-word quote: "strategize". Sums the article up: PHB-fodder.
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Yes, security is a very impo... (none / 0) (#3)
by dblslash on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 03:17:44 PM EST

dblslash voted 1 on this story.

Yes, security is a very important topic, but why is a federal "cyber-security center" needed? International ones already exists. As an example, this one's called bugtraq.

Sure, post it... but don't we alrea... (none / 0) (#5)
by ramses0 on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 03:17:55 PM EST

ramses0 voted 1 on this story.

Sure, post it... but don't we already have the CERT? Security is a very tricky thing to get right (in the real world as well as the virtual) would this actually help?
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yawn.... (none / 0) (#4)
by joeyo on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 04:19:04 PM EST

joeyo voted -1 on this story.

yawn.

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It's important to let people know a... (none / 0) (#7)
by Inoshiro on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 05:21:12 PM EST

Inoshiro voted 1 on this story.

It's important to let people know about the momos who run the US Gov't attempting to police an international network.

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We already have well-established or... (none / 0) (#9)
by Demona on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 05:34:40 PM EST

Demona voted -1 on this story.

We already have well-established organizations for this kind of thing (CERT being the most prominent example). This story's approach is too specific (and Clinton as usual makes too many false assumptions). It's a topic I'm interested in, but I'd like to see a more general take on it; certainly one that already has a clue about the net before hopping blithely into where they think a driver's seat should be.

It is very relevent to the security... (none / 0) (#10)
by rajivvarma on Wed Feb 16, 2000 at 11:19:33 PM EST

rajivvarma voted 1 on this story.

It is very relevent to the security issue of web sites.

Rajiv Varma
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Not relevant to us Europeans... (-1... (none / 0) (#6)
by hattig on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 06:34:16 AM EST

hattig voted 0 on this story.

Not relevant to us Europeans... (-1) but still an interesting idea, although some firms wouldn't like to exchange information. (+1)

IMHO we need to watch what the Gove... (none / 0) (#11)
by Emacs on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 11:28:30 AM EST

Emacs voted 1 on this story.

IMHO we need to watch what the Government does with regards to the internet very closely.

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