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.
1984 is upon us....
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When TSHTF, one person in a different location transmits for one minute every night at a different location...All hypothetical of course....
Potentially cloud computing. Just don’t use Google!
I’ve been thinking about this very scenario for quite a while. Organization is the key and for FR members it is what we are lacking beyond the internet.
If the government shuts down communication via the internet...chaos will ensue. Psychologically Americans are addicted to information and taking over the net, TV, Radio, phones, cell phones...and issuing propaganda news will not serve them well.
Unfortunately even systems like (FreeNet) that have been hacked. Tor was hacked which is how Wikeleaks was able to download a few million documents in a short period of time.
They would control the utilities as they are part of the critical infrastucture. Scary, eh?
Yup! They think the government wonks can do a better job than the private industry. Give me a greatk.
Actually there is a lot to be concerned about. New monitoring agents will be mandatory which report back to the the agency (EINSTEIN 2 & 3). Action (taking control of a private network, preemptive strike, etc) can be executed simply by a request from DHS.
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Pretty much what I was thinking. The headline is much scarier than the concept. I’m just relieved this isn’t some new “czar” with a plan.
Wonder who they have lined up to play the part of Tokyo Rose?
One can be quite open - even the places like the Golden Corral etc
Just watch for V's and Fives....
I would laugh hysterically if someone successfully hacked “cybercom”. Just on general principal, the government has NO right to interfere with private communications at any level.
It’s quite obvious that their goal is to control communications. The question is, under what circumstances would they want to do so?
I’ve been saying this for almost a year. We freepers need a backup network. Time for ham operators to step forward unless everyone is so scared to do so. Freep mail me and we will build our own airwave path to each part of the country.