Facebook has developed a camera so it can detect users when they go into a store. All under the guise of providing targeted information.
I know my head is going to explode one of these days. I hate that I even feel compelled to say anything about the programs the government is trying to implement. I can only take so much without yelling, “STOP THE MADNESS!”
The Federal Government is launching a huge program called “Perfect Citizen” to detect assaults on private companies and government agencies with critical infrastructure such as the power grid and nuclear power plants.
On the surface that sounds great, keep us all safe and the Internet safe. Of course the government says this is an important program to protect the security of the Country.
But others, myself included, see this as a huge threat to privacy, and I can see it leading to things that would be just like tapping someone’s phone. Watching websites, email, any internet traffic in and out of your home. You name it, they are going to be able to watch over it.
Raytheon won a contract worth up to $100 million for the initial phase of the project, and they are not talking about this project. Funny thing the National Security Agency won’t talk about it either.
This is the third huge program the government is trying or has implement recently, and the others include Net Neutrality and the cyber security bill that gives the President the power to pull the switch on the Internet.
Regulation, after regulation, the government continues to chip away at the “Freedom” of the Internet. They want to control it, and they are going to do it at any cost, including our privacy and rights.
For my loyal readers, I apologize for these rants recently, but no one in Washington is listening to you and me, average citizens. We need less government intrusion, and more protecting our rights as citizens of the United States.
Yes they are at it again.
Last week a US Senate committee has approved a huge cyber security bill that some people say will give the President the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyber attack.
Sponsors of the Bill, Including Joe Lieberman refute this and explain that it gives the president a “kill switch.”
Section 249 (a) 1.
“The President may issue a declaration of a national cyber emergency to covered critical infrastructure.”
This bill was introduced earlier in the month and would create a White House Office for Cyber Security.
This is just another power grab by the government to control more things in our lives.
The bill says that the government’s jurisdiction would be over the “critical infrastructure.” It is not defined, and very open ended what it really includes.
It goes on to say that the term “Cyberspace” includes “communications networks, computer systems, embedded processors and controllers in critical industries.”
The part that scares me, is that with power like that, an “emergency” can be declared, and if the President wants to shut down the Internet he can. Of course, this is all tied in to the department of Homeland Security.
With much of the talk that I have seen in this administration about Silencing Conservative talk radio, and wanting to regulate blogs and news online. I would say this is a bit unnerving.
Cyber Security is very important, but giving the President all of that power, without any consultation or approval of Congress or the Senate is dead wrong.
Am I the only one that sees that the government (both Democrats and Republicans) are doing things that are continuing to give them more power and us less freedom?
If you would like to read the bill for yourself, here is the Link, just click on the Full text and you can download the .pdf file.