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Thursday, November 29


These stories in today's news all seem to go together, don't they?

World faces "cyber cold war" threat
About 120 countries are developing ways to use the Internet as a weapon to target financial markets, government computer systems and utilities, Internet security company McAfee said in an annual report.

U.S. Defense Sec'y Robert Gates: Whomever Invented Internet, Bin Laden Rules It
Even if the Internet was invented in the U.S., Gates sees Al-Qaeda's geeks as having a 21st Century mindset as they demonstrate its power to reach people around the globe.

Intel centers losing anti-terror focus

Local intelligence-sharing centers set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have had their anti-terrorism mission diluted by a focus on run-of-the-mill street crime and hazards such as hurricanes, a government report concludes.

Gee I wonder why the US has lost its focus?

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