Can we all agree that giving more power to the Government is just making a more attractive target for hackers? From ESR's hacking koan:
A stranger from the land of Woot came to Master Foo as he was eating the morning meal with his students.Their guardians are incompetent. So let's give them more power, and military SWAT gear, and armored vehicles. What could possibly go wrong?
“I hear y00 are very l33t,” he said. “Pl33z teach m3 all y00 know.”
Master Foo's students looked at each other, confused by the stranger's barbarous language. Master Foo just smiled and replied: “You wish to learn the Way of Unix?”
“I want to b3 a wizard hax0r,” the stranger replied, “and 0wn ever3one's b0xen.”
“I do not teach that Way,” replied Master Foo.
The stranger grew agitated. “D00d, y00 r nothing but a p0ser,” he said. “If y00 n00 anything, y00 wud t33ch m3.”
“There is a path,” said Master Foo, “that might bring you to wisdom.” The master scribbled an IP address on a piece of paper. “Cracking this box should pose you little difficulty, as its guardians are incompetent. Return and tell me what you find.”
P.S. If you don't know the answer to that last question, then d00d, y00 r nothing but a p0ser.