America is trying to lure other countries into starting an "Internet arms race," said Fei Li in China’s Xinhua Net (via Watching America). With its control over the Web’s "core technology" and 10 of the 13 global Internet root names, the U.S. could make any county whose domain name it controls "instantly 'disappear' from the Internet," among its other "terrifying powers." Russian hackers are justifiably "famous worldwide" -- their attack on Georgia "created a classic case of cyber war" -- but when the big "Internet war breaks out," not even Russia will be any match for America’s 88,700-strong "electronic warfare staff." And that’s how the U.S. wants to keep it.
July 7, 2009
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