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Major Internet service providers cooperating with NSA on monitoring traffic.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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The article talks about the NSA and internet service providers joining up to monitor and sift through traffic from major defense contractors under the direction of homeland security.
www.washingtonpost.com...

Three of the nation’s largest Internet service providers are cooperating with a new National Security Agency program to sift through the traffic of major defense contractors with the goal of blocking cyberattacks by foreign adversaries, senior defense and industry officials say.

But don't worry the NSA has already been monitoring our internet activity as explained in this article given to us by dailytech,dubbed "perfect citizen".
www.dailytech.com...

The program is designed to detect, neutralize, and counter cyberattacks on critical parts of the U.S. private sector -- such as defense contractors, power plants, and major internet firms like Google. Its critics, though, contend that it is government meddling and playing "Big Brother".




posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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This simply sounds like the next generation of the Echelon system without the niceties of Americans monitoring British and British monitoring Americans to keep each side straight with their own domestic laws. These days, they no longer worry about little things like laws and computer power has multiplied 100x's since the original program launched in the 90's.

Welcome to the future....they're listening.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Nice post, this is the good stuff. Kind of disappointing that The Internet,PC,Mac,software,etc. was created in The United States of America, by Military,Private, and Public Americans, and shared with the rest of the world in many
cases in the form of good will and trust and in others at market price, only to be abused to the point, that the
very freedoms this technology provides is at risk of being constrained.

By the way, I am not saying that other foreign tech developements in this area are not worthy of praise,
but you have to admit that it is offshoot tech based on the initial American Inventions.

Now many of you will say that the "hackers" are just an excuse for Control to clamp down on us further,
and this may be the case in some instances. But make no mistake, there is currently a cyberwar taking
place between governments, military, private industry, and the general public. What a mess.



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