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The Impending Cybersecurity Power Grab: Stop Cyber-Spying Week

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The Impending Cybersecurity Power Grab - It's Not Just for the US

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/impending-cybersecurity-power-grab...

"EFF, Openmedia.ca,CIPPIC and a number of other civil society organizations have declared this to be 'Stop Cyber Spying Week' in protest of several controversial US cybersecurity legislative proposals, including the bill currently before Congress and the Senate called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act of 2011.

While 'Stop Cyber Spying Week' is focused on US initiatives, Canadians should be concerned as well, as the adoption of a privacy-invasive US cybersecurity strategy is likely to have serious implications for Canadian civil liberties. For this reason, Canadian civil society groups have joined the protest. In general, Canadians would do well to remain vigilant..."

we still have 'Canadian civil society groups'?


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EFF wrote:
This legislation is likely to have direct implications for Canadians. Canada and the United States have agreed to a joint ‘Beyond the Borders Initiative' [pdf] aimed at establishing a ‘secure perimeter' around the two countries. Somewhat ironically given the borderless nature of the Internet, the Initiative envisions a secure cyber perimeter in addition to the secure physical perimeter it seeks to put in place. While the cybersecurity segment of this Initiative remains vague, it includes a commitment to:

  • Develop joint Canadian and U.S. programs, and analytic or communications products, aimed at enhancing the cross-border protection of critical infrastructure;
  • Enhance the two countries' ability to ‘respond jointly and effectively' to cyber incidents, including joint engagement with private sector entities as well as ‘real-time information sharing' between cybersecurity operation centres across both countries;
  • Harmonize best practices and objectives on cybersecurity between Canada and the U.S., and actively advance these objectives in international Internet governance forums and bi-lateral interactions with third countries; and
  • Take steps to generally "make cyberspace safer for all our citizens."

Get ready to be kgb'd like nobody's been kgb'd before.


Fidel
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Fidel
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Big Brother Spying Didn’t Stop Connecticut School Shooter … Or 9/11

Americans ask: Why Did We Lose Our Rights if the Government Isn’t Even Keeping Us Safe?

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Beyond any doubt, Big Brother has come to America.

Americans are the most spied on people in world history.

Everyone in the country is spied on … and even top generals, Congress men and CIA directors  can be targeted.

The separation between spy agencies and military operations has disappeared … to the point where the same unaccountable government agency which spies on all Americans also decides who gets assassinated by drones.

And anyone who questions government actions or policies may be labeled a potential terrorist.

And yet – even with Big Brother sticking his nose in every aspect of our lives – that total surveillance didn’t stop the Connecticut school shooter.  Or the Batman shooter, the shooter of Congresswoman Gifford, Columbine, etc. etc. etc.

Of course, widespread spying on Americans began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here. And see this)

Biggest jailer nation in the world, and now they are the most spied on citizens in the world.

Washington's blog wrote:
In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of this into context: the US surveillance regime has more data on the average American than the Stasi ever did on East Germans.

Christopher Ketcham wrote:
One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.

8 million Americans??? That's like half the population of East Germany blacklisted in America! And all this baloney after the military dictatorship orchestrated 9/11. WE know! Rumsfeld and Cheney were trying to normalize warrantless wiretaps in the 1970's. That's a long time loathing basic rights of tens of millions of Americans.

And they tell Americans that 9/11 occurred because terrorists hate us for our freedums or some such. It would be utter nonsense if millions of gullible people didn't fall for it.


Fidel
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Yep more wild conspiracy theory from dissident groups not to be taken seriously in the USSA.


Fidel
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Orwell in the Electronic Age: Phone Calls, Facebook, Emails. Congress Extends Warrantless Spying

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked why is warrantless domestic spying important? Key FISA Amendments Act provisions were challenged before the Supreme Court (Clapper v. Amnesty International).

Months after 9/11, Bush secretly authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans lawlessly. Sweeping surveillance followed without court-approved warrants. Doing so violates core constitutional protections. Conditions now are worse than then.

Their own anti-communist jihadis hate Americans for their many freedoms. Always remember that. 9/11 was the Reichstag fire that lead to Duby'a enabling act and sweeping dictatorial powers for authorizing war without democratic debate in Congress.

In 1947 the republic was overthrown with the signinig of the National Security Act. Truman said, Let's stay armed all of the time. The NSA, CIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff were formed. It's been a military dictatorship ever since. The NSA's role is allegedly to spy on the militaries of foreign governments. But their real purpose is to spy on the lives of tens of millions of Americans.

Citizens of Canada's largest trading partner nation nextdoor are hated for their freedoms! Never forget.


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Eben Moglen on the threat posed by Facebook and data mining technology.

1 hour video of his address to the re:Publica conference held in Berlin in 2012.

Centralized social networks like Facebook, Twitter etc. make it easy for governments to engage in surveillance.  The integration of mass media into centralized social networks makes it easy for the powerful to know everything we read, listen to, watch or search for.

Moglen warns that we may just be the last generation that is able to view media without being under electronic surveillance.


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