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President Obama Tells a Whopper! "We Will Not Moniter Internet Traffic" !?

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posted on May, 30 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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We all remember room 641A, AT&T's Secret Spy Room. President Obama presented himself ignorant of this, and said on Friday that new cyber security by the Pentagon "will not include monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as Americans."



During a speech today on “cybersecurity,” Obama told a whopper. He said the government’s effort to protect us from cyber bad guys “will not include monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as Americans.” CNN



Is it possible Obama has never heard of Mark Klein, the retired AT&T communications technician who said years ago that the company shunted all Internet traffic — including traffic from peering links connecting to other Internet backbone providers — to semantic traffic analyzers, installed in a secret room inside the AT&T central office on Folsom Street in San Francisco? There are similar rooms in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego, all sucking up internet data.




Bush gave us the fight against "weapons of mass destruction". Obama gives us the fight against "weapons of mass disruption".


No other president so far has had the power to shut down the internet. The Rockefeller-Snowe bill, S 778, would grant Obama dictatorial power declare a so-called “cyber emergency” and pull the plug, or at least cripple networks deemed a threat. The U.S. government is not seriously worried about Chinese hackers or mischievous kids in Latvia (as Rockefeller cited as a danger) but rather fear free and unfettered speech and activism on the part of its own citizens.

Obama’s promise is merely an effort to string you along with a big fat lie. He has absolutely no respect for you or the Bill of Rights.


Additional Source

Pentagon Creates New Arm for Cyberwars ATS Thread

The New Internet G12


[edit on 30-5-2009 by burntheships]




posted on May, 30 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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Brilliant post.

Any who believe they are not watching our communications is lost in a Leave It to Beaver, make-believe world.

Given Rockefeller's comments on the interweb being the biggest threat to Them... Can we really believe they are leaving us to our thoughts and actions? Really?



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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Simple. Direct. Impossible to misinterpret.

The perfect lie.

Only political careerists and self-deluded ideologues can deliver these insulting contrivances with a straight face.

Bravo! Author! Author! .......


[edit on 30-5-2009 by Maxmars]



posted on May, 30 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Amaterasu

Given Rockefeller's comments on the interweb being the biggest threat to Them... Can we really believe they are leaving us to our thoughts and actions? Really?


That was my first thought when I saw Rockefeller sponsored the bill.

I remember him saying the internet was the greatest threat.

Looks like he got his way.



posted on May, 31 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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EU wants 'Internet G12' to govern cyberspace
euobserver.com...

Australia joins China in internet censoring...
www.news.com.au...

They are censoring e-mails, and AOL has been caught doing it already. Proof AT&T (Proof) (More Proof) has done it also

The new civilian cyber security?
Fighting the Cult of the Amateur
www.wfs.org...

Obama and the censoring and control of the Internet
This is on the Rockefellar sponsered bill
www.informationliberation.com...

The bill does not only add to the power of the president. It also grants the Secretary of Commerce "access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access." This means he or she can monitor or access any data on private or public networks without regard to privacy laws....
.....Rockefeller made cybersecurity one of his key issues as a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which he chaired until last year. He now heads the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which will take up this bill.



The Cyber Security Act 2009 (Sponserd Bill)
cdt.org...


Spy chiefs are already spending hundreds of millions of pounds on a mass internet surveillance system, despite Jacqui Smith's announcement earlier this week that proposals for a central warehouse of communications data had been dumped on privacy grounds.

The system - uncovered today by The Register and The Sunday Times - is being installed under a GCHQ project called Mastering the Internet (MTI). It will include thousands of deep packet inspection probes inside communications providers' networks, as well as massive computing power at the intelligence agency's Cheltenham base,[b/]


www.timesonline.co.uk...

www.theregister.co.uk...

www.computerweekly.com...

pdf file on Designing effective regulation for
the "Dark side" of the Web
WebSci'09: Society On-Line, Athens
Wolf Richter & Ian Brown
University of Oxford :: Oxford Internet Institute
19/03/2009

journal.webscience.org...

Jacqui Smith's secret plan to carry on snooping
The home secretary has vowed to scrap a ‘big brother’ database, but a bid to spy on us all continues...

SPY chiefs are pressing ahead with secret plans to monitor all internet use and telephone calls in Britain despite an announcement by Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, of a ministerial climbdown over public surveillance.

GCHQ, the government’s eavesdropping centre, is developing classified technology to intercept and monitor all e-mails, website visits and social networking sessions in Britain. The agency will also be able to track telephone calls made over the internet, as well as all phone calls to land lines and mobiles.

The £1 billion snooping project — called Mastering the Internet (MTI) — will rely on thousands of “black box” probes being covertly inserted across online infrastructure.


www.timesonline.co.uk...

[edit on 31-5-2009 by burntheships]



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