[ExI] File sharers leak government secrets

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 12:47:34 UTC 2009

On 8/2/09, ben wrote:
>  =======================
>  "I'm planning to introduce a bill," said Rep. Edolphus Towns, a New York
> Democrat who heads a House oversight committee. He said his legislation
> would limit the use of peer-to-peer software on all computer networks
> operated by the federal government or its contractors.
>  =======================
>  Ha. Legislate, don't Educate!
>  Anything to avoid actually teaching people how to use their computers.
>  And some people still think a world goverment is a good idea.

You make the rather optimistic assumption that people *can* be
educated about computer viruses, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits, web
bugs, browser hijacks, trojans, etc. People still send money to our
Nigerian friends, you know.

Legislation is often a brute force technology that says -
'Just don't do it!'
If you wonder why, then you can take the time to educate yourself.

Naturally experts will then object to the law cramping their freedom,
but that's socialism - for the greater good of all and to protect the
weak and feeble-minded.

(And you shouldn't diss world government, either.
We know you'll like it when we're finished).  ;)


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