InfoWars: Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    More of a wrapup to date than anything new, but still disturbing ...

    InfoWars: Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive: Cyber bills legislate for mass surveillance; Former Cybersecurity Czar calls for Homeland Security data “customs inspections”

    Except for the slight matter of encryption ... This would be a massive instrusion on our privacy with little long-term gain.

    How do you "seize" something being transmitted in Cyberspace? Ever heard of basic networking concepts such as ACK, NACK & resend? The internet doesn't even require that packets reach their desintation in order & via the same route.

    "Economic security" could be used as an excuse to get their nose into any major company's business.

    And then there's the matter of the "internet kill switch". Unless they block international phone calls, the technically able will just set up HDLC links to gateways outside the U.S.

    And data uplinks via satellite phones?

    These efforts have the potential to be very intrusive in our everyday lives without actually solving any problems.
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes. and what about what goes on inside your head? thought transcends both time and borders, does it not? Therefore, CBP has a right to know what you're thinking at any time...

    Seriously, the move to seal off/innoculate international web sites is transparently a move to lock down free movement of ideas and information.
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

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