During the infancy of the internet much thought was given to the free exchange of ideas and thoughts and everything was accessible to everyone. Sad to say those who were up to no good saw the potential for spreading their dark ways and used the net as a way to promote their handy work. Public outcry resulted in some form of control in the form of credit cards which was a sure indicator of age and status. Then came credit card fraud and so on and so forth. By this stage, the internet has become a very harsh place where information was made available as long as it was general knowledge. All information that was termed as sensitive was locked behind tons of security (as if it never was, and that’s why you can get schematics for building your own nuclear bomb on the net…Uhuuuh).
The Net continued to evolve till today when there is another net the so-called Net-II, which was pioneered by who else, Microsoft. Nowadays, you can still find information that you think should not be available to the public but rest assured you are being watched. Government’s across the world employ security measures and counter-terrorism precautions such as leaving bait pages and see who bites, then they have all the fun by snooping for more and more information about the said individual. This investigation that they call can span the globe and the respective governments allocate billions of dollars in the pursuit of such intelligence (which is kinda’ paranoid if you’d ask me). Let’s just hope it does what it is supposed to and prevents another plane from crashing into some other landmark or high-profile building.