Pentagon ends program that gave six percent of the Internet to a small private company (WSWS.org)

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      mrdmk
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      The Pentagon has announced that a program that was started last January that placed the management of millions of dormant Internet addresses under the direction of a small private cybersecurity company has been ended.

      The September 7 announcement said the Pentagon was resuming control of the 175 million Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that it had handed over to a little-known company just minutes before Joe Biden was sworn in as president on January 20.

      First noticed primarily by network administrators and IT professionals, the announcement said the 6 percent of the Internet, known as IPv4, was no longer being managed by Global Resource Systems (GRS).

      IPv4 is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol that was established in the early 1980s and, while the bulk of the IPv4 addresses have been unused for decades, it is still used to route most traffic on the Internet today.

      LINK–WSWS.org, Pentagon ends program that gave six percent of the Internet to a small private company

       

      If the Pentagon can turn over IP addresses to a private corporation, it can also suck up all the information on the internet. So the NSA is not the Net Nanny in town, so are the men in green. Just remember this boys and girls, you can cover your tracks while surfing the Internet, but do not count on it.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      jbnw
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      These aren’t used by the public so I wouldn’t worry much.

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      beemerphill
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      Why they would be under the private control of just one company smells like some kind of political payoff or corruption. Something really smells about that last-minute move. I’m glad that it has been corrected.

      beemerphill

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