Katherine Maher wrote:
>... If you have further questions about Victoria’s work with the U.S.
> Department of Defense, it is/should soon be a matter of U.S.
> Congressional record. Her findings and recommendations will also
> be a matter of public record, as all government work should be.
> However, the U.S. Congress isn’t always the speediest of
> institutions, so we will also keep an eye on when they publish
> further information.
Well, it's in the New York Times under her maiden name:
"The Pentagon research agency that is exploring how to create a vast
database of electronic transactions and analyze them for potential
terrorist activity considered but rejected another surveillance idea:
tagging Internet data with unique personal markers to make anonymous
use of some parts of the Internet impossible....
"The plan, known as eDNA, called for developing a new version of the
Internet that would include enclaves where it would be impossible to
be anonymous while using the network....
"Darpa awarded a $60,000 contract to SRI International, a research
concern based in Menlo Park, Calif., to investigate the concept. SRI
then convened the workshop in August to evaluate its feasibility....
"The workshop was led by Mr. Blaze and Dr. Victoria Stavridou, an SRI
computer scientist, one of those who had originally discussed the eDNA
concept with Darpa officials....
"At one point, Mr. Blaze reported to the group that he had been
''fired'' by Dr. Stavridou, of SRI, from his appointed role of writing
the report presenting that consensus.
"In e-mail messages, several participants said they believed that Dr.
Stavridou was hijacking the report and that the group's consensus
would not be reported to Darpa....
"Dr. Stavridou told the other panelists, 'Darpa asked SRI to organize
the meeting because they have a deep interest in technology for
identifying network miscreants and revoking their network
Also I would like to know what "Orwellian philosophy" is
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