House of Lords Committee wanted to redesign the Internet, until told they couldn't

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web_image.gifWhether they’d been talking to Elton John, or just wanted to live up to their popular reputation, isn’t clear, but the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee (bet you didn’t know they had one, did you?) recently decided that the Internet had bad things in it, and needed to be redesigned in order to make it more secure.

Believing the Internet to be like “‘a Wild West’ operating outside of the law”, their report claimed that, “While the internet supports astonishing innovation and commerical growth, it is almost impossible to control or monitor that traffic that uses it. So we have to ask the question, whether it is possible to redesign the internet more securely?”

They were then told by industry experts that trying to alter a global structure from scratch was simply not going to happen.

“We see no prospect of a fundamental redesign of the internet in the foreseeable future,” the Committee concluded. I should think so too.

(Via PC Pro)

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