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[I-coordination] [kictanet] The self correcting nature of the American system? Judge rules against NSA tapping program. Snowden vindicated?

otieno.barrack otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 05:46:02 CET 2013


Hi Ali,

The genesis of the internet was collecting intelligence info, i bet it has to live up to its calling unless fundamentally redesigned.

Best Regards




Sent from Samsung tabletAli Hussein <ali at hussein.me.ke> wrote:Jorge

By system being broken I mean the Governance Structures. It is a no brainer that the current Internet Governance structures where one nation has an oversized influence is no longer tenable. If sane and right minded governments and other institutions do not move fast to correct this then I'm afraid the move towards a Balkanized Internet is just a matter of time..

Ali Hussein

+254 0770 906375 / 0713 601113

"I fear the day technology will surpass human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots".  ~ Albert Einstein

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On Dec 17, 2013, at 6:38 AM, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:


I'd not base any discussions here on a decision of one US Federal judge or even the Supreme Court about a particular case.

Also don't know what do you refer as "system being broken" or what others said " a broken Internet", there are many well known weaknesses, overall the network has been and is performing as expected or better based on the requirements and design criteria of the time, those requirements might be different today, so no one can expect that the "system" will perform as well with a new set of requirements if no changes are developed and implemented, like enhanced security and privacy.

Many complain that the DNS is broken, well it is not totally broken, the problem is that it is being used for something it was not designed for, such as a directory service or a giant marketing billboard where commercial and property rights interests amplify the problems several orders of magnitude in an ecosystem that generated and industry of several billion dollars out of vaporware, add on top of that add improper or criminal use.

-Jorge

On Dec 16, 2013, at 7:59 PM, Ali Hussein <ali at hussein.me.ke> wrote:

Listers

Apologies for cross posting.

In a landmark ruling a Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ (and non Americans) phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, and he ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs’ personal calls and destroy the records of their calling history.

Despite the system being broken, is the American influence on Internet Governance the best we have right now? I can't imagine such a ruling in China or Russia, let alone India, Brazil or South Africa - the so called BRICS countries championing a new dispensation on Internet Governance..

Ali Hussein

+254 0770 906375 / 0713 601113

"I fear the day technology will surpass human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots".  ~ Albert Einstein

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