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NSA to Help Defend Civilian Agency Networks!

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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NSA to Help Defend Civilian Agency Networks


www.msnbc.msn.com

The Obama administration will proceed with a Bush-era plan to use National Security Agency assistance in screening government computer traffic on private-sector networks, with AT&T as the likely test site, according to three current and former government officials.

President Obama said in May that government efforts to protect computer systems from attack would not involve "monitoring private-sector networks or Internet traffic," and Homeland Security Department officials say the new program will scrutinize only data going to or...
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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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The activities of any private citizen who visits a "dot-gov" Web site or sends an e-mail to a civilian government employee would be screened....


Under a classified pilot program approved during the Bush administration, NSA data and hardware would be used to protect the networks of some civilian government agencies. Part of an initiative known as Einstein 3, the plan called for telecommunications companies to route the Internet traffic of civilian agencies through a monitoring box that would search for and block computer codes designed to penetrate or otherwise compromise networks.



A retired AT&T communications technician 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.





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.


Additional Source

Pentagon Creates New Arm for Cyberwars ATS Thread

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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Wonderful with AT&T, he most well known corrupt phone servie out thier, and their tactics of adding fake charges and phone calls too american citizens bills...



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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Imagine that, they are building a massive data center to store all the data. We should write to the admin and demand they get all their power from Solar and Wind energy.


I'm not joking though, I would love for them build a massive solar and wind farm that can generate 35 megawatts of power. He is busy trying shove this Cap and Trade bill down our throats so why not.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Imagine that, they are building a massive data center to store all the data. We should write to the admin and demand they get all their power from Solar and Wind energy.



I'd rather write him and tell him to find his own porn!

On topic: In a "cyber emergency" the threat wouldn't be from any of our local ISPs, but rather from foreign ones. Don't know what he hopes he could acheive by pulling local internet down. If it's a matter of national security, then he should be looking at the security (or lack thereof) of the military and defense department networks.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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I can't believe how the mainstream media is spinning this. Under Bush what they did was a threat to us- under Obama it's to save us. This is terrible journalism.

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Communication. He wants to stop the communication from the people. Next time you are in a restaurant or in a store or something just look at how many people have web accessible cell phones.

The internet scares them because if they were to do door to door searches before the people conducting the searches could get through finishing the first house it would be all over the place.

Not to mention look outs. People can set up proxy's that they can't monitor and get the word out. If you control communications then you control the war.

Look at ever modern war the first things they took out were the communications.

And I agree, he should find his own porn!



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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I'm not all that tech smart. Isn't there a way around all this? Pirate networks, etc.?



posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
I'm not all that tech smart. Isn't there a way around all this? Pirate networks, etc.?



If you were really hardcore and had network cables to stretch from your house to every house on the block, you could essentially have a decent pirate network. If you had a switch that could connect all these network cables you could do a few more blocks. If you had very expensive switches you could make a giant network that covered the city. So you have a huge LAN, so what? Every website will have to be made from scratch.

t least I got wikipedia cached locally!




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