Former CIA chief wants to restrict Internet access

Washington Times writes:

The former CIA director said telecommunications — and specifically the Internet — are a back door through which terrorists and other enemies of the United States could attack the country, even though great strides have been made in securing the physical infrastructure.

Obviously no one has told him about freedom of speech, or why the Internet was developed in such a way. Is he trying to bring back ARPANet? Read more at Joi Ito’s.

Personal note: Obviously we have another case of a misinformed and misguided individual. How this man was the CIA chief is beyond me. In any case, the Internet wasn’t created to become a Congressional plaything, nor was it made to be controlled by the government. It was made from educational institutions wanting to share information, and stemming from that idea, how everyone shares information. Like Joi says in his blog, sure terrorists use it. So does everyone else? Put it in layman’s terms. Mr. Tenet wants to put more locks and plugs on your computer that only the government can access because “terrorists” might use it. Wait, conventional warfare is only for those that fight conventionally, you say? Terrorists don’t fight conventionally. Rest my case. Play the game like everyone else does, Mr. Tenet and quit trying to sound smart.