From another Blog but significant to our reality and the Democratic need to adjust the stolen power in The White Haus.
WTF Sunday News
Yeah, I haven't written in awhile. What can I say - the ongoing shit just writes itself!
But this kind of sneaky Bush Administration cloak and dagger news is just scary. In a domestic spying-Guantanamo Bay-Black CIA Interrogation site-scary.
Hence, your resident tin-foil hat of Ohio comes out of hiding:
"At an ICANN meeting in Lisbon, the US Department of Homeland Security made it clear that it has requested the master key for the DNS root zone. The key will play an important role in the new DNSSec security extension, because it will make spoofing IP-addresses impossible. By forcing the IANA to hand out a copy of the master key, the US government will be the only institution that is able to spoof IP addresses and be able to break into computers connected to the Internet without much effort. There's a further complication, of course, because even 'if the IANA retains the key ... the US government still reserves the right to oversee ICANN/IANA. If the keys are then handed over to ICANN/IANA, there would be even less of an incentive [for the U.S.] to give up this role as a monitor. As a result, the DHS's demands will probably only heat up the debate about US dominance of the control of Internet resources.'"
Now, I have one question: why exactly does the DHS need the sole authority over the DNS master key? Do they really care about phishing? Or is there some more (likely) sinister motive?
We're talking about the Bush Administration here folks, so go nuts on the conjecturing because you can't be too conservative with this gang of Stalinists.
You can find more discussion about this in this DKos diary entry.
And now, if you'll excuse me, I have consider what life might be like without my daily dose of onlineness... besides being very scary.