Sunday, April 08, 2007

US Homeland Security demand for DNS master key alarms world

Slashdot and Cryptome report that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is demanding the master key for the DNS root zone - a demand that has other nations alarmed.

With the master key, DHS would have control over the Internet ... The Bush administration has demonstrated that it is unable to wield power responsibly. Therefore, its demand for Internet control should be viewed as an opportunity to abuse its authority to control a medium that has played a critical role in holding it accountable.

Read the full article here

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