Not content with getting their hands on the
identity of everyone in the western world, access to their personal data,
their bank accounts, the phone records and emails, they now want to take over
the very workings of the internet.
outlines how they are now pressurising international bodies to hand over the
key signing keys for DNS resolutions.
Access to the “key-signing key”
would give US authorities a supervisory role over DNS lookups, vital for all
internet functions ranging from email delivery to surfing the net.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
(IANA), the ICANN body which handles route management, could be assigned the
role of safeguarding the keys. But since the US government has reserved the
right the to oversee ICANN this proposal creates as many problems as it solves
by making it more difficult to persuade the US into giving up this role, which
those outside the US see as anachronistic.
The Total Awareness programme is quickly
becoming the Total Control programme.
they tell you today, you can be sure it will be used for something different