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Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan
New York Times ^ | 6/12/09 | HOM SHANKER And DAVID E. SANGER

Posted on 06/12/2009 9:49:54 PM PDT by bushwon

WASHINGTON — A plan to create a new Pentagon cybercommand is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns, as the Obama administration moves ahead on efforts to protect the nation from cyberattack and to prepare for possible offensive operations against adversaries’ computer networks.

President Obama has said that the new cyberdefense strategy he unveiled last month will provide protections for personal privacy and civil liberties. But senior Pentagon and military officials say that Mr. Obama’s assurances may be challenging to guarantee in practice, particularly in trying to monitor the thousands of daily attacks on security systems in the United States that have set off a race to develop better cyberweapons.

Much of the new military command’s work is expected to be carried out by the National Security Agency, whose role in intercepting the domestic end of international calls and e-mail messages after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, under secret orders issued by the Bush administration, has already generated intense controversy.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bigbrother; biggovernment; cyberdefense; cybersecurity; internet; lping; nannystate; policestate; privacy; security; tyranny

1 posted on 06/12/2009 9:49:54 PM PDT by bushwon
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To: bushwon
LOL

As anyone who has/is living in a small town knows, privacy is an illusion.

2 posted on 06/12/2009 9:52:41 PM PDT by ASOC (Who IS that fat lady, and why is she singing?????)
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To: ASOC

True, especially in 2009.


3 posted on 06/12/2009 10:11:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: ASOC

“As anyone who has/is living in a small town knows, privacy is an illusion.”

On one hand, that is true. But in a small town, people know who is capable of what. They also know immediately when something is out of place, someone strange is hanging around etc. Small town’s watch out for one another. People like living in small towns because they afford secure predictability of surroundings and residents.

But what happens within the confines of their home is not usually open to small town observation. Neighbors do not intrude. Nor do they peer inside the home like cyber surveillance can. Online banking. shopping. communication. Personal records..... government intrusion in the name of “protecting the people” has motives way beyond crime prevention.

And anything Obama says we should trust him, that no harm will come........CANNOT BE BELIEVED! See tagline.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 10:43:52 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: bamahead; ShadowAce

ping!


5 posted on 06/13/2009 10:26:01 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ..



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6 posted on 06/13/2009 1:47:50 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: ASOC
"As anyone who has/is living in a small town knows, privacy is an illusion."

From someone that's always lived in small towns, I can say with certainty, that's the dammed truth. From the hospital, to the post office, there is no privacy at all.

7 posted on 06/13/2009 7:16:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bamahead

thanks, bfl


8 posted on 06/13/2009 7:24:39 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: KoRn

LOL

the example I use

If you pass gas, within minutes, everyone knows how load, how smelly adn what you ate to get ‘there’.

And small town cops are the absolute worst...


9 posted on 06/13/2009 10:23:00 PM PDT by ASOC (Who IS that fat lady, and why is she singing?????)
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To: bushwon
Obama administration moves ahead on efforts to protect the nation

Notice that the state run media says Obama is "protecting" us. But if the Bush administration had done exactly the same thing it would be reported as Bush "attacking civil liberties."

10 posted on 06/14/2009 3:20:35 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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