Monday, December 06, 2004

Democracy Now! "Ex-CIA Head Tenet Calls for Greater Gov't Control of Internet"

Ex-CIA Head Tenet Calls for Greater Gov't Control of Internet

Former CIA Director George Tenet has called for the government to take greater control of the Internet because he claims the openness of the Internet poses a security problem. He said last week, "I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability, but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control." He went on to say that access to networks like the World Wide Web might need to be limited to those who can show they take security seriously. Tenet's comments during an IT conference in Washington. The national press was barred from attending the event.

Watching Democracy Now! (Dahr Jamail is reporting from Iraq) and the above item stood out in the headlines section of the show due to several e-mails that have been coming in to the site (primarily from Janeane, Carl, Shondra & Matt). web site for Democracy Now!

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