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Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity

By jfuller05 ·

It's a nice little article in which Microsoft Vice President Charney compares cyber-security to that of national healthcare (good comparison huh?). He also mentions that a Web usage fee is one way to subsidize efforts to combat emerging cyber-threats. Interesting article. Check it out.

edit: I forgot to mention that I personally think a Web usage tax is unwarranted.

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We already pay such a tax

by Slayer_ In reply to Microsoft exec pitches In ...

It's called an Internet Service Contract.

Usually we pay money to an ISP. Usually very large sums of money.

Backbone access providers should have to pay the tax.

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That's what I thought

by jfuller05 In reply to We already pay such a tax

I agree that backbone access providers should have to pay for it.
It's ridiculous to say that the tax will be for security too! Just use open-source software.

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