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Janet Napolitano: Internet users need to practice good 'cyber-hygiene'
washington examiner ^ | January 24, 2013 | 10:52 am | Modified: January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 01/24/2013 10:55:40 AM PST by BenLurkin

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned internet users at the Wilson Center this morning that cyberspace was becoming more dangerous as more and more Americans go online.

“Every individual on the net is vulner – is a potential, uh, opening,” Napolitano stated, adding that the internet was a “great thing.”

“We just want to make sure that everyone remains safe and free,” she continued. “So that requires everyone to take some responsibility, have good cyber-habits, make sure we use the phrase ‘Stop, think, connect.’”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: bhodhs; cybersecurity; dhs
Does anyone have an idea of what she is saying? I can't make any sense out of it,
1 posted on 01/24/2013 10:55:47 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Basic stuff I suppose. Like don’t click on links in emails, especially those purporting to be from your bank ....


2 posted on 01/24/2013 10:57:58 AM PST by MetaThought
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To: BenLurkin

www.hidemyass.com/


3 posted on 01/24/2013 10:59:32 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: BenLurkin

Shut up you fat ass lesbian!


4 posted on 01/24/2013 10:59:44 AM PST by albie
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To: BenLurkin

Well, turn her words 180 from what she’s saying and you’ll have her intentions at least.
In other words, they’re going to restrict the internet somehow.
All in the name of ‘freedom’ as defined by liberals.

Of course, they could ensure the non-use of the internet by adding an image of Wacky Janet wearing a horse collar at fetishfest to every webpage and social media on the interent.
Instant crash.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 11:02:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: albie

Perhpas if she spent less time worring about what American Citizens are doing and more time PROTECTING our Southern Border this country would be a much safer place...


6 posted on 01/24/2013 11:02:26 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: BenLurkin

Does anyone have an idea of what she is saying?

Yup its code for,”Stand Bye were going to F with the internet ASAP”


7 posted on 01/24/2013 11:03:15 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, good. I thought I was drunk and hadn’t even had a pint.
She never makes sense but this is even more convoluted.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 11:03:25 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: BenLurkin

Meanwhile, the feral government is logging every single thing you do on a phone or the Interwebs.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 11:05:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: BenLurkin

They practice Orwellian New Speak so much that the can no longer make sense to the general population.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 11:05:24 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: BenLurkin

to have her name in the same sentence as ‘good cyber hygiene’ is highly disturbing.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 11:07:16 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: BenLurkin

“So that requires everyone to take some responsibility, have good cyber-habits, make sure we use the phrase ‘Stop, think, connect.’”

“Oh and wash your hands frequentlywhile humming ‘Happy Birthday’ over and over”


12 posted on 01/24/2013 11:07:55 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I think she means you should go to your local preschool for a free supply of government issued computer condoms before surfing porn.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 11:10:31 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: BenLurkin
"Does anyone have an idea of what she is saying? I can't make any sense out of it,"

I believe if you parse her statements you will find everything she says boils down to "The Government needs total control of ___________ to keep you safe."

14 posted on 01/24/2013 11:12:03 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: albie

“Shut up you fat ass lesbian!”...

Well said!...


15 posted on 01/24/2013 11:13:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

These frickin communists………..!


16 posted on 01/24/2013 11:14:49 AM PST by notaliberal (Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: BenLurkin
Napolitano added that it was most important to push internet users, especially young children to practice what she described as “good cyber-hygiene.”

Sounds like good advice. I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy for occasions where cyber-hygiene is necessary -- e.g. after reading articles about Obama speeches, or Clinton "testifying" on Benghazi. The sanitizer is 70% alcohol. Sometimes, I think it would work better better if taken internally. I'm thinking of keeping a dropper bottle of eye wash handy -- e.g. for when they show pictures of Clinton testifying, or (in extremis) when some FR sadist posts pictures of Helen Thomas.
17 posted on 01/24/2013 11:16:15 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: BenLurkin
RE: "Does anyone have an idea of what she is saying? I can't make any sense out of it"

She's leading up to Obama's long-time buddy Cass Sunstein's feeeeeeeelings about (Napolitano's words) "everyone [should] take some responsibility, have good cyber-habits, make sure we use the phrase ‘Stop, think, connect'";

to wit, stop thinking and connect to Free Republic's opponents.

Here's how President Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and author of "Repulblic.com," Cass Sunstein, describes FreeRepublic.com as "group polarization," where people segregate themselves so effectively online with other like-minded thinkers that they create an echo chamber where the group's worst and most malevolent opinions get reinforced and strengthened. "We might want to consider," Sunstein startlingly told the Times recently, "the possibility of ways of requiring or encouraging sites to link to opposing viewpoints."

He recently left the Administration to return to elite universities where he is an employee.

18 posted on 01/24/2013 11:17:27 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

If we’re so irrelevant, why bother blogging about it in such pathetic, whiney detail?

Yeah, they know, and they are watching.

so...FUBO...for another 4.

Sucks to be us.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 11:36:40 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good people die every day while slugs like this slither on and on.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 11:41:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: BenLurkin

Is this the prelude to regulation of free speech?


21 posted on 01/24/2013 11:42:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Great minds think alike, that was my first thought also.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 3:07:01 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Does he also classify DU as “group polarization” which will also be required to link Free Republic on its website?


23 posted on 01/24/2013 3:10:07 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Guardian Sebastian
Thanks for asking that.. as a matter of fact he was asked that question on a talk show years ago when "Republic.com" was published. Though the question was simply something like, would a liberal site be required to link to a conservative site?

I recall that after a brief pause Sunstein replied (paraphrasing) "Yes I suppose they would.. I never thought of that." I do not recall the exact words.

BTW, Sunstein among many similar things advocated paternal libertarianism where we little people would retain the inalienable right to decide; but he, Obama, et al would design the list of choices and would nudge us to choose the option they advocated.

24 posted on 01/24/2013 3:31:14 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, I put a new condom on my mouse everyday./s


25 posted on 01/24/2013 4:04:24 PM PST by Datom (President Obama ....Get the hell out of my foxhole.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, I put a new condom on my mouse everyday./s


26 posted on 01/24/2013 4:06:35 PM PST by Datom (President Obama ....Get the hell out of my foxhole.)
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To: BenLurkin

SecDHS Janet Napolitano is saying that people need to self-censor their opinions because the DHS is eavesdropping on everyone looking for “suspects” to murder with extreme prejudice.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 4:49:21 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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