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Obama Regime plans more online snooping

by Rodan ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Fascism, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Special Report at March 22nd, 2013 - 9:30 am

cybersecurity

Seeing what OFA was able to accomplish through data mining, I would not be surprise if it was the blueprint for something more sinister. Well something more sinister is being done. Under the pretext of fighting Cyber attacks, the Obama regime has issued an executive order the NSA will begin monitoring emails and web traffic from defense and financial institutions.

The U.S. government is expanding a cybersecurity program that scans Internet traffic headed into and out of defense contractors to include far more of the country’s private, civilian-run infrastructure.

As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks.

Under last month’s White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks have supplanted terrorism as the top threat to the country.

The Department of Homeland Security will gather the secret data and pass it to a small group of telecommunication companies and cyber security providers that have employees holding security clearances, government and industry officials said. Those companies will then offer to process email and other Internet transmissions for critical infrastructure customers that choose to participate in the program.

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The issue of scanning everything headed to a utility or a bank still has civil liberties implications, even if each company is a voluntary participant.

Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that the executive order did not weaken existing privacy laws, but any time a machine acting on classified information is processing private communications, it raises questions about the possibility of secret extra functions that are unlikely to be answered definitively.

“You have to wonder what else that box does,” Tien said.

This is the police state the Left once derided against.

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6 Responses to “Obama Regime plans more online snooping”
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  1. 1 | March 22, 2013 11:20 am

    War is Peace
    Freedom is Slavery
    Ignorance is Strength

    Big Brother is watching you.


  2. 2 | March 22, 2013 5:10 pm

    But it was BUSH who was going to take all our civil liberties away, right?


  3. 3 | March 23, 2013 12:15 am

    It IS funny that feminist groups are more concerned about eeeeevil Republicans who want to take away unlimited rights to abortion than they are about the plight of women in the M.E.: hagbags, ‘honor killings’, clitorectomies, burning down schools, rape of ‘uncovered meat’, etc.


  4. waldensianspirit
    4 | March 23, 2013 3:46 am

    They really don’t have to snoop on me. I’ll tell them to their faces they’re assholes


  5. 5 | March 23, 2013 4:44 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    I guess that would be a start….


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