Skip to comments.New government entity to take control over military and civilian networks
Posted on 06/07/2010 9:29:58 PM PDT by oc-flyfish
This is pretty scary stuff. The Federal government is ready to seize control of private company networks in order to "protect" us in the event of a hacker attack.
I’m sure it won’t be too long before said hacker attack takes place then.
Their cover story is so shallow. Tyranny has arrived.
With little fanfare, the U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) has officially begun operation this week. The entity is a collection of personnel from the National Security Agency (NSA), Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and policy makers (read that politicians). The stated purpose is to protect the vital interests of the United States in relation to the Internet. The entity is not just defensive in nature but can also engage in preemptive strikes intended to disrupt threats. Because this was an internal reorganization within the Department of Defense, the creation of CYBERCOM did not require congressional approval.
From the link.
This reminds me that I could not get onto FR the other day and wondered if there is some sort of “plan B” for communication if something/someone interfered with the site.
Is this the point in which I procure one of those tinfoil hats I’ve read about?
Hahaha! No tin foil hats needed for the site I was quoting. :-)
The site has lots of great information on government’s use of technology to take away our freedoms.
Exactly. If they control the private networks they can control the flow of information.
Why should conservatives be scared?! After all, it’s necessary to fight the Wars on Terror and on Drugs! /sarc
Heck, being a conservative, I would cut off my own head if it would help our law enforcement and military!/s/
I'll take "why did FR crash yesterday? for $1,000, Alex."
And a side order of tin foil. lol
I got a little paranoid when FR went down the other day, making me wonder what the hell would I do If I didn't know what anyone else was doing.
I know about leaderless resistance and small groups, but there has to be an outreach mechanism to other groups apart from email and the internet.
The balloon could go up instantly and without warning, and we need a way to network instantly.
. . . mostly to keep people from going off half-cocked, not knowing what is happening nationally, or regionally.
Why am I picturing some undergrown internet band (I’m sure there is something more technical than that, but it’s late and I’m tired) just like they had those ham radios to get western news in Russia back during the Cold War.
Get some rest and come back and explain who that works. Thanks. Sounds interesting.
oops who = how
Maybe use cloud computing. It is designed to not be decoded.
But I’m not a geek, but hubby would know more.
Basically I’m thinking along the lines of what we did before the internet with BBS boards. Just black screen DOS with chat rolling. Instead of using the connection to get into an IP address, you could use a private line to connect to a BBS type board.
Getting more sleep and also contacting my superhuman computer geek ex-brother in law. He would know. I remember watching that movie war games and we all joked about how they made that movie about him. He was putting the phone on a little gadget that dialed various computers with the squealy dial up sounds back in the mid 80’s.
See, I am so tired, I just realized I typed “undergrown” instead of underground.
Yeah, sleep is calling me.