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Re: Verisign's public opinion play
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Mike Tancsa wrote: > > The one that pisses me off more is > > http://news.com.com/2100-1038_3-5087139.html?tag=nefd_top "Lewis said the company needs to make money from new services such as SiteFinder, or it will not be able to protect the Net's critical infrastructure. He cited a hacker's attack on the domain name system last year, in which VeriSign servers remained relatively unscathed--largely because of the 'substantial amount of capital we've had to invest,' he said." I propose we make it easier for everyone and first of all Verisign and relocate "Net's critical infrastrastructure" away from Verisign and let others who have shown to be just as good at handling these complex issues without compromising "Net's critical infrastructure" in order to promote its own commercial goals. P.S. Blood pressure medicine is not enough, after reading these two articles from CNET, I'm now sick to my stomach... Are we really going to let Verisign play this corporate interest misinformation compaign in the media like that? I don't want the rest of the net ending up like netscape (corporation, not the browser software), especially considering such a clear parallels between Verisign and Microsoft. > At 11:12 PM 06/10/2003, Kee Hinckley wrote: > > >Take your blood pressure medicine before reading this one. > >http://news.com.com/2010-1071-5086769.html > >Apparently our objections stem from our lingering resentment over the > >commercial use of the internet. > > > >In case you're wondering who the author is, since neither the bio on the > >page or Verisign's site is helpful. Mark McLaughlin is a former lawyer > >who moved into Marketing and Biz Development (Caere, Gemplus, Signio and > >then Verisign payments). > >-- > >Kee Hinckley > >http://www.messagefire.com/ Next Generation Spam Defense > >http://commons.somewhere.com/buzz/ Writings on Technology and Society > > > >I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept > >responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate > >everyone else's.