Saturday, April 07, 2012

Hey Janet, Eric and the rest of you cocksuckers!

Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive

In a New York Times editorial, former government cybersecurity czar Richard A. Clarke has called for the creation of customs checks on all data leaving and entering US cyberspace.
Clarke makes the call in relation to Chinese hackers stealing information and intellectual property from US firms.
“If given the proper authorization, the United States government could stop files in the process of being stolen from getting to the Chinese hackers.” Clarke writes.
“If government agencies were authorized to create a major program to grab stolen data leaving the country, they could drastically reduce today’s wholesale theft of American corporate secrets.”
While Clarke may well be coming at this subject well intentioned, the fact that government has a long history of attempting to crackdown on internet freedom and control the web will mean his words are a cause of concern for many.
“Under Customs authority, the Department of Homeland Security could inspect what enters and exits the United States in cyberspace…” Clarke continues.
“And under the Intelligence Act, the president could issue a finding that would authorize agencies to scan Internet traffic outside the United States and seize sensitive files stolen from within our borders.”

.....Both the EFF and the CDT have noted that CISPA effectively legislates for monitoring and collecting online communications without the knowledge of the parties concerned and funneling them directly to the National Security Agency or the DOD’s Cybercommand.
Essentially all of these bills legislate for moves by the federal government to access and monitor the online communications of all Americans, much like the more open agenda of the British government to snoop on citizens.
With the additional ongoing construction of a city sized secret NSA data collection center in the Utah desert, about which the agency will not even give details to Congress about, it is clear that the powers that be fully expect to go ahead with such plans, with or without the legislation to do so.
Much more HERE


Nobody Special said...

I could be wrong, but I don't think Janet is a cocksucker....just sayin!

drjim said...

One of the reasons I've been supporting the EFF for years....

idahobob said...

Fuck Obama and the rest of his little band of queers!


Glenn B said...

This is all pre-election fluff and propaganda. Customs authority already covers anything, including cyberspace stuff. Customs and Border protection can seize computers, files, digital information and the like if an when it is about to cross the border illegally or if it poses a threat to national security. That authority has been exercised for years. They can do it over the Internet if need be, that is nothing new.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

How about companies be responsible for safe guarding their own information.

Goldenrod said...

I guess I'm missing something, I already thought we donated our secrets to whoever wanted them.

Uriah said...

Donated? I think it cost somebody something.