U.S. Homeland Security wants master key for the Internet

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by evsride, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. evsride

    evsride are you irie?

    Homeland Security wants master key for the Internet
    THE US Department of Homeland Security is insisting that Verisign hand over the master keys of the Internet.

    If it succeeds, the US will be able to track DNS Security Extensions (DNSSec) all the way back to the servers that represent the name system's root zone on the Internet.

    Effectively it would mean that US spooks could snoop on anyone in the Worldwide wibble and place control of the Interweb tubes firmly in the paws of the US government.

    The information that Homeland security is after the "key-signing key", currently held by Verisign, was revealed to the the meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Lisbon.

    Not surprisingly other countries in the world are a little concerned about this. According to the German magazine Heise Online, a representative of the EU Commission said that the matter is being discussed with EU member states.

    The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which handles route management within the ICANN, could be entrusted with the task of keeping the keys. But the US authorities claims the right to oversee ICANN/IANA.
  2. CrazybutLazy

    CrazybutLazy Banned

    They're slowly working their way to controlling EVERYTHING in our lives.
  3. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    i love my countrie but hate my government.
  4. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    what is your "county" yeah I know which country you live in but what is a country?
    I have never really actually understood that word or what it is that defines a country
  5. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    i'm sure the word country was derived from something latin or such.
  6. evsride

    evsride are you irie?

    you're a globalist anyway arent you sentient?...no need to worry about such insignificant things like national boundaries which make up a "country"
  7. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

  8. yea they either wont get it or somebody will remake another type of exchange over many servers :p
  9. cricketlind

    cricketlind Member

    yeah I agree. if they get control one day then within 48 hours or less it will be posted on the web how to get around those keys. They only think they can control the internet. They can control the servers that route all the traffic but ANY program or computer can be hacked and there is always a backdoor or loophole to be exploited. All is file and all files can be rewritten. You just gotta gain access and permission. I have faith in all my cyber brothers and sisters that just hate being controlled and spied upon. If they do it and are successful on one front we will beat them at there own game and I think it will be interesting to see the results.
  10. cricketlind

    cricketlind Member

    A "country" is a political definition of the boundaries of control of a given group of people. Be it an island or a portion of land on a continent. These things are decided over by the families who control the corporations and the armies and the world in general. He who has the money has the power. Or the power to destroy a thing or the access to a thing. Such as this wonderful internet. Well, those who designed the system called the internet actually have the power and believe me they will not stand for one country such as the USA or any other country to control it. They will prevail.

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