Wednesday, October 31, 2001

"Hello, This is the Government, We're Not In Right Now..."

I keep finding things. Interactive Week reported back on 9-17 that if you were looking for official information in the immediate aftermath of September 11, well, you didn't find any.

And the FBI wants to set up a handful of nodes through which all internet traffic will flow, making it easier to perform surveillance. Well, that should effectively solve the "problem" of how smoothly the 'net worked after the destruction of so much of its infrastructure in lower Manhattan.

Look, J. Edgar, the whole idea of the internet is that it is decentralized, making it virtually invulnerable to attack. E-mail was about the only thing that did work in New York for those few days in mid-September. Do you really want to fool with that?

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