When will NSA's hostility towards private life end?
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What a new Internet might look like is still widely debated, but one alternative would, in effect, create a "gated community" where users would give up their anonymity and certain freedoms in return for safety.
Some apparently prestigious scholars have their say. Nick McKeown, a Stanford engineer:
Unless we're willing to rethink today's Internet, we're just waiting for a series of public catastrophes.
Some people are not late to spout doomsday scenarios (Rick Wesson, the chief executive of Support Intelligence, a computer consulting firm)
If you're looking for a digital Pearl Harbor, we now have the Japanese ships streaming toward us on the horizon
It appears the Internet is just too unsafe for people and agencies all over the world."
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