Skip to comments.Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan
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. Obamas 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 commands 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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As anyone who has/is living in a small town knows, privacy is an illusion.
True, especially in 2009.
“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.
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.
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...
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."