He’s talking about changing the internet to make everything anyone does on the net traceable and geo-located so the National Security Agency can pinpoint users and their computers for retaliation if the U.S. government doesn’t like what’s written in an e-mail, what search terms were used, what movies were downloaded. Or the tech could be useful if a computer got hijacked without your knowledge and used as part of a botnet.
The Washington Post gave McConnell free space to declare that we are losing some sort of cyberwar. He argues that the country needs to get a Cold War strategy, one complete with the online equivalent of ICBMs and Eisenhower-era, secret-codenamed projects. Google’s allegation that Chinese hackers infiltrated its Gmail servers and targeted Chinese dissidents proves the United States is “losing” the cyberwar, according to McConnell.
But that’s not warfare. That’s espionage.
What McConnell really means by "losing the cyberwar" is that the internet is now the high ground in the war for the truth, and the US Government and ABCNNBBCBS are losing their ability to lie the public into whatever the current agenda happens to be. The collapse of the Global Warming Cult underscored the collapse of trust in the government and corporate media, along with the inability to scare Americans into yet another war in Iran.
If they cannot lie to us, they cannot rule us.
THAT is what they are really losing on the internet!