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Originally posted by pikypiky
Who cares? I will NOT miss logging online if the internet will be restricted. The internet ruined my life and the computer doesn't express emotion. Don't worry about losing your freedom. At least you will be gaining freedom from the addiction of being in front of the computer for the better part of your lives and for once enjoy the outdoors. What's that? Why that's call sunshine? Try it. It burns.
The 24th Air Force was certified for operation yesterday by the head of the Air Force Base Command, according to a report in the San Antonio Business Journal. The unit stationed at Lackland Air Force Base will begin cyber security operations immediately.
The mission of the 24th Air Force is to defend and operate the Air Force’s information technology network. The unit was activated back in August 2009.
The 24th Air Force staff will provide combat-ready forces trained and equipped to conduct sustained cyber operations, fully integrated within air and space operations.
On August 14, 2008, the Air Force made a statement about a pause in standing up the AFCYBER command, which was set for October 1, 2008.
The Air Force remains committed to providing full-spectrum cyber capabilities to include global command and control, electronic warfare and network defense. The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have considered delaying currently planned actions on Air Force Cyber Command to allow ample time for a comprehensive assessment of all AFCYBER requirements and to synchronize the AFCYBER mission with other key Air Force initiatives. The new Air Force leaders continue to make a fresh assessment of all our efforts to provide our Nation and the joint force the full spectrum of air, space, and cyberspace capabilities.
On October 8, 2008, the Air Force followed up on its previous findings and decided to place AFCYBER as a Numbered Air Force within Air Force Space Command. On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, the 24th Air Force was stood up, following an environmental impact analysis as required by law.
“ Leadership also decided to establish a Numbered Air Force for cyber operations within Air Force Space Command and discussed how the Air Force will continue to develop capabilities in this new domain and train personnel to execute this new mission.[
Originally posted by psilo simon
Well, if it this happened, I would most likely go offline for good. I know that may be easy to say right now, but I had to get rid off my TV because of how boxed in to consumerism it was, how it touted what trends to follow and what opinions we should have etc...
I remember a time I didn`t have the net, and I`m sure I`d manage.
Originally posted by TommyG
The United States gave us internet as a more interactive means of communications with the idea of everything being free and open for the main reason of collecting information. Don't think for a minute that what you say online is anonymous or untraceable.
They gave us this tool so they could keep an eye on whats happening because they couldn't tap and control paper based mail.
It happened on telephone systems, why wouldn't it happen over the internet? Every single telephone system in North America is tappable without your knowing.
The Patriot Act provides even more enhanced ability to know everything happening online.
We are only anonymous to each other, not the Big Brother.
Final nail in coffin for Net neutrality? By David Goldman, staff writerNovember 3, 2010: 2:50 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Before Tuesday's midterm elections, there were 95 House and Senate candidates who pledged support for Net neutrality, a bill that would force Internet providers to not charge users more for certain kinds of Web content. All of them lost -- and that could mean the contentious proposal may now be all but dead.