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Thursday, 22 November 2007 00:53

The Internet: Information That's To Die For

Written by  William Sewell, RCDD

At this very moment, the largest organization in the free world may be unknowingly and unwittingly providing every computer-literate terrorist group with highly sensitive intelligence critical to homeland safety and national security. Coincidently, that same organization is also hunting those same terrorist groups. The organization is the U.S. government. And when it comes to revealing sensitive information, they are not alone. The Internet begs superlatives. Nothing – except perhaps television – has had as pervasive an effect on our world. And its long-term effects are just beginning to be recognized. But like any other medium in its infancy, there are many, many issues that need to be worked out as it evolves. One of those issues – especially in a post-9/11 world – is security. But this is not about commerce, or credit card security, or personal privacy. What disturbs me most is the amount of sensitive information that is available on the