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Now President Obama's White House has tightened the cloak of government secrecy still further, saying in a letter this week that a discussion draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and related materials are "classified in the interest of national security pursuant to Executive Order 12958."
The 1995 Executive Order 12958 allows material to be classified only if disclosure would do "damage to the national security and the original classification authority is able to identify or describe the damage."
Originally posted by delius
Presidents do not create legislation, they only approve or veto. So how is Obama creating this? What is the bill #? This was reported on Russia Today, what is the sourcing of their information and overall reliability?
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
I think the worm thing is certainly do-able, but problematic in that the gov would need to have arrangements with the various AntiVirus s/w companies as well as Micro$oft to not block the worm. Even then, some upstanding computer geek would release info on how to remove/block it.
It's more likely that they work with Micro$oft to make snooping for unauthorized downloads a part of Windows 2012, Big Brother edition.
Don't get me wrong. I am against illegal downloads of copyrighted material. However, I am even more against the seemingly increasing theft of privacy rights by the government.