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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Unbelievable
- From: David Riley <oscar_(_at_)_the-rileys_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 12:16:58 -0400
On Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 11:59 AM, Theo de Raadt wrote:
I have received a quote from a reporter who I've talked to for one of
the articles linked all over the place. He has received the following
statement from the DARPA spokeswoman (703-696-2404,
jwalker_(_at_)_darpa_(_dot_)_mil). It's below. I could not make this up.
I wanted to update you on the situation with the Univ of
Penn. project. As a result of the DARPA review of the project, and
due to world events and the evolving threat posed by increasingly
capable nation-states, the Government on April 21 advised the
University to suspend work on the "security fest" portion of the
So let me get this straight... in order to increase national security,
they're suspending research into security? Unbelievable is indeed the
On the other hand, it makes about as much sense as "increasing national
security" by starting a war with a non-aggressing nation, a war which
is being used widely as a terrorist recruitment tool.
I'd apologize for my government, but I'm getting tired of doing so...
one of these days, this broke college student will eventually make a
hefty donation to the project.
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