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Re: USAF wants to violate federal criminal law

Fortunately, desire and ability are not the same thing.
While I have to respect that an entity as large, well-funded, and powerful as the U.S. military represents a credible threat to individual users that they may select, I don't see them as that kind of threat to ALL users using the variety of operating systems loaded with so many unique application installations sitting behind a diverse array of uniquely configured security appliances.
Of course, for the conspiracy minded, you have to appreciate that the recent scandals involving chinese electronics, harddrives, etc., that such a plot just might be in the making with the consumers footing the bill by paying for hardware and bandwidth. I don't believe that to be the case, but it might make a good book.

On 5/18/08, Scott Bennett <bennett@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    For those who are interested in seeing how little difference in principle
there is between the U.S. government of today and that of Stalin's U.S.S.R. of
yesterday, check out the article at


which discusses the Air Force's desire to be able to take over any and every
computer on the net, regardless of where those computers may be.  They want
not only to be able to take control of those computers, but also to be able
to install undetectable spyware.

                                 Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
* Internet:       bennett at cs.niu.edu                              *
* "A well regulated and disciplined militia, is at all times a good  *
* objection to the introduction of that bane of all free governments *
* -- a standing army."                                               *
*    -- Gov. John Hancock, New York Journal, 28 January 1790         *