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UN Wants Individuals To Be Licensed To Use The Internet



International Telecommunication Union (ITU) secretary-general Hamadoun Toure

The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday.

International Telcommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure gave his warning at a World Economic Forum debate where experts said nations must now consider when a cyber attack becomes a declaration of war.

With attacks on Google from China a major talking point in Davos, Toure said the risk of a cyber conflict between two nations grows every year.

He proposed a treaty in which countries would engage not to make the first cyber strike against another nation.

“A cyber war would be worse than a tsunami — a catastrophe,” the UN official said, highlighting examples such as attacks on Estonia last year.

He proposed an international accord, adding: “The framework would look like a peace treaty before a war.”

Countries should guarantee to protect their citizens and their right to access to information, promise not to harbour cyber terrorists and “should commit themselves not to attack another.”

John Negroponte, former director of US intelligence, said intelligence agencies in the major powers would be the first to “express reservations” about such an accord.

Susan Collins, a US Republican senator who sits on several Senate military and home affairs committees, said the prospect of a cyber attack sparking a war is now being considered in the United States.

“If someone bombed the electric grid in our country and we saw the bombers coming in it would clearly be an act of war.

“If that same country uses sophisticated computers to knock out our electricity grid, I definitely think we are getting closer to saying it is an act of war,” Collins said.

Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft, said “there are at least 10 countries in the world whose internet capability is sophisticated enough to carry out cyber attacks … and they can make it appear to come from anywhere.”

“The Internet is the biggest command and control centre for every bad guy out there,” he said.

The head of online security company McAfee told another Davos debate Friday that China, the United States, Russia, Israel and France are among 20 countries locked in a cyberspace arms race and gearing up for possible Internet hostilities.

Mundie and other experts have said there is a growing need to police the internet to clampdown on fraud, espionage and the spread of viruses.

“People don’t understand the scale of criminal activity on the internet. Whether criminal, individual or nation states, the community is growing more sophisticated,” the Microsoft executive said.

“We need a kind of World Health Organisation for the Internet,” he said.

“When there is a pandemic, it organises the quarantine of cases. We are not allowed to organise the systematic quarantine of machines that are compromised.”

He also called for a “driver’s license” for internet users.

“If you want to drive a car you have to have a license to say that you are capable of driving a car, the car has to pass a test to say it is fit to drive and you have to have insurance.”

Andre Kudelski, chairman of Kudelski Group, said that a new internet might have to be created forcing people to have two computers that cannot connect and pass on viruses. “One internet for secure operations and one internet for freedom.”

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  1. Neelabh Rai India says:

    The concept of bringing a Treaty is nice one. But one should keep in the mind the nature of the Internet. Internet being an anonymous nature type, the cyber attack carried out by the other nation can be re-routed via other countries – possibly from those countries where the victim nation and the pseudo-attacker nation are not having friendly relations. So just declaring an act of war against the pseudo-attacker nation is not going to help anymore. UN has to focus on the better knowledge-sharing and in the R&D of cyber forensic investigations especially by those Countries having the capability of launching advanced and complex cyber warfare. This will ensure that even if these nations are participating in the cyber attack or cyber warfare, they will be forced to help too. :)

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  2. NiggerBeater Viet Nam says:

    Hey nigga. You are another dumbshit bushfucker nigga with no brain. Why niggers are so low-life shitheads? They’re bc niggaz have no brain. This nigga wants everyone licenced who uses the internet. I think everyone needs an IQ-test and that card should be with their IDs. I’m sure this nigga will be redfaced when he’s asked to show his IQ-card…

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  3. Bob United States says:

    This is all because the UN doesn’t want me to tell you things such as the following. They better hurry though …. or replace the thugs shooting at my house with a better shooter.

    “Peace keeper” means; keeping the peace out of reach of all people! Just as the UN murdered women and children in Katanga in 62… Raped as well; women and children. They created the tragedy of hunger in Africa using war lords to distribute the food and supplies from Donner nations, They knew it was corrupt and would lead to an ever growing tragedy which would bring more donors through “social mobilization,” facilitated by Non Government Organizations.(NGOs) They then use the donors wealth to steal from him his very freedom and force his dependance so that they can then, steal all of his wealth.

    Through such programs as “Codex”,Habitat, Sustainable Development etc…. the UN is conspiring with the local NGOs in your home town to become all peoples only hope for the most miserable of serfdom survivals.

    They are against the individual ownership of land as well as all possessions. ( The Red violin!) Most of the local NGO facilitators are to stupid to realize what they are a part of, and think they are actually doing good deeds. Of course they are buttered with fortunes well beyond their means, to make the Marxist pill go down a little easier. They actually come to feel prestige from what is considered repugnant in a free society.

    All associated to the UN must be ejected from all governments; Globally! All NGO members of NGOs associated to the UN must be charged with “conspiracy to deny rights” of all free people.
    In class action. The problem is?? The various Bar Associations,( Bars are NGOs) disbar lawyers who would dare file suit to protect the people from the political facilitators of these global campaign financiers.
    The people themselves must use: Section 241 of Title 18 is the civil rights conspiracy statute to convict and punish all associated to this conspiracy, and force them by the law of the land to redress the injury they have caused their victims. They as well are creating the terrorist , As we already know the UN will try to destroy freedom to the creation of an external menace. It is tragedy and hope it is chaos and order….. it is tragedy and hope. get them out of your towns anywhere on the planet . Start with Rotary International and Lyons Club and work your way through the “regional development councils” which you will find hacking away at liberty in your land use offices, your economic and tourism development offices. Fire them expel them from your community and ban them from the market place as they are trying through facilitating unconstitutional regulations, while promoting the businesses of their corrupt friends.

    Ill show you how to do it

    rburtonv@windstream.net

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  4. Wayne, Missouri United States says:

    And of course there has to be some regulatory authority with hundreds or perhaps thousands of overseers requiring enormous taxes to support this new entity. Another unsustainable tax burden.

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