Sure, there are those who want to go back to the past, who wax nostalgically about the days when J. Edgar Hoover tried to blackmail Martin Luther King into killing himself using a simple letter. (Written with a pen and paper!) If you can imagine, there are still covert operations planned around the “kill Castro with an exploding cigar” model, or the “Murder the democratically elected president of the Congo and dissolve his body in acid” technique. But who overturns governments by letting terrorists sell drugs to inner-city youth these days? Technology doesn’t stop. You can’t hold back progress.
Just go read zunguzungu: Massively Open Online Police State.