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"Internet Users Spooked About Spies' New Role."
Web Review reported last week that the company in charge
of assigning domain names, Network Solutions Inc., had
been acquired by Science Applications International
Corp., a closely held company which has many former
intelligence and defense officials on its board. Web
Review raised questions about whether SAIC is acting as
camouflage for the government. Users of the Internet,
which was originally created as a communications medium
for Defense Department researchers, are reacting to the
news with hostility. "I don't want a spook corporation,
particularly a private spook corporation, to be anywhere
near a control point on the global cooperative
Internet," says James Warren.
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