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The Watley Review: Open Source Technology a Security Risk, Says Ashcroft

Aug 26, 2004, 01:00 (28 Talkback[s])

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"Making America safe from terrorists may require restricting and, in some cases, banning the use of open source technology, according to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

"'The truth is that America offers many more opportunities for terrorists because it is an open society,' said Ashcroft in a press conference on Monday. 'The same holds true for its technology and software development. As a nation which is highly dependent upon its high-tech infrastructure, it seems unwise for us to open the door for malicious activity in this regard...'"

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