Thursday, May 15, 2014

Internet Security Necessary for Global Technology Economy (Cisco blog)

For additional context-setting, see Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant (Ars Technica)

"Today’s security challenges are real and significant.  We want governments to detect and disrupt terrorist networks before they inflict harm on our society, our citizens, and our systems of government.   We also want to live in countries that respect their citizens’ basic human rights.  The tension between security and freedom has become one the most pressing issues of our day.  Societies wracked by terror cannot be truly free, but an overreaching government can also undermine freedom.

It is in this context that I want to offer some thoughts on actions by the US Government that in Cisco’s eyes have overreached, undermining the goals of free communication, and steps that can be taken to right that balance, and I do so on behalf of all of Cisco’s leadership team."
Internet Security Necessary for Global Technology Economy

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