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  •  specific connection: 9/11 and cybersecurity? (2+ / 0-)
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    sb, atana

    What is the intimate connection between internet privacy and the 9/11 terror attack?   Is there a proper understanding that sifting all email would've provided any greater information for a warning than tapping all phone communications, for example?

    When an article ledes with:  "A decade after the September 11 attacks, Congress still hasn't effectively addressed cybersecurity," then at the very least making this connection should be made explicit as to how how an ISP handing over all its traffic to the FBI would've likely alerted us (even moreso) to such an imminent threat.

    •  Maybe If They'd Read Everybody's EMail... (4+ / 0-)
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      magnetics, sb, mcmom, maryabein

      ...they would have found out that bin Laden was determined to attack inside the US... oh, wait, never mind....

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 12:16:20 PM PDT

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    •  Protecting critical infrastructure (1+ / 0-)
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      mcmom

      transportation and water system, electrical grids, the financial systems. All those electronic and Internet systems that keep the country running.

      And, yeah, that doesn't seem to have a lot to do with sharing any and all of our medical records or book purchases.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 01:01:19 PM PDT

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