Former CIA Director: Build a New Internet to Improve Cybersecurity

Sunday, July 10, 2011
By Paul Martin

Cryptogon.com
July 10th, 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
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.
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.

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