Bush Administration to Propose System for Monitoring Internet
By JOHN MARKOFF and JOHN SCHWARTZ
The Bush administration is planning to propose requiring Internet service providers to help build a centralized system to enable broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance of its users.
The proposal is part of a final version of a report, "The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace," set for release early next year, according to several people who have been briefed on the report. It is a component of the effort to increase national security after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The link is sort of pointless unless you want to go through their sign in thing. The usage statistic shit on it is REQUIRED to register. And registration is required to read it online.
I'm too angry at marketting for things like that.
I realize it's how a lot of businesses survive (especially tech businesses...) but knowing that does nothing for me when my job, job title, age, gender and zipcoade are required knowlege for the news company. And it makes it even worse that this little run down of who and what I am to a marketting drone is something I have to do to get NEWS at all from the news company that put its free to everyone site online.
I know all the arguments coming and going on this one.
Yes, I can see the other points of view.
Still annoys the hell outta me.