Pleased To Meet You All (A Weird Way to Introduce Myself)

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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 01:59 AM
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My name is ThornLeaf. I've recently found this website and I'm very impressed with the discussions that go on. I decided to join because of that and something very creepy. My best friend joining the military must sign a contract in order to access her military email from the official army personnel website. Since she knows I'm a firm believer in the Constitution, she asked me to read the contract and let her know what "any device attached to this information system" means (either her entire computer or just the internal devices is being monitored and how is it being monitored?). I'm very confused. I did a search but found nothing. I'd be grateful if you could explain it to me before she went off and did it.

Here it is in case no one has ever seen/read it:

"By signing this document, you acknowledge and consent that when you access Department of Defense (DoD) information systems:

♦ You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) information system (IS) (which includes any device attached to this information system) that is provided for U.S. Government-authorized use only.
♦ You consent to the following conditions:
• The U.S. Government routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this information system for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, communications security (COMSEC) monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.
• At any time, the U.S. Government may inspect and seize data stored on this information system.
• Communications using, or data stored on, this information system are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any U.S. Government-authorized purpose.
• This information system includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect U.S. Government interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy.
• Notwithstanding the above, using an information system does not constitute consent to personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communications or data (including work product) that are related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Under these circumstances, such communications and work product are private and confidential, as further explained below:
º Nothing in this User Agreement shall be interpreted to limit the user's consent to, or in any other way restrict or affect, any U.S. Government actions for purposes of network administration, operation, protection, or defense, or for communications security. This includes all communications and data on an information system, regardless of any applicable privilege or confidentiality.
º The user consents to interception/capture and seizure of ALL communications and data for any authorized purpose (including personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigation). However, consent to interception/capture or seizure of communications and data is not consent to the use of privileged communications or data for personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigation against any party and does not negate any applicable privilege or confidentiality that otherwise applies.
º Whether any particular communication or data qualifies for the protection of a privilege, or is covered by a duty of confidentiality, is determined in accordance with established legal standards and DoD policy. Users are strongly encouraged to seek personal legal counsel on such matters prior to using an information system if the user intends to rely on the protections of a privilege or confidentiality.
º Users should take reasonable steps to identify such communications or data that the user asserts are protected by any such privilege or confidentiality. However, the user's identification or assertion of a privilege or confidentiality is not sufficient to create such protection where none exists under established legal standards and DoD policy.
º A user's failure to take reasonable steps to identify such communications or data as privileged or confidential does not waive the privilege or confidentiality if such protections otherwise exist under established legal standards and DoD policy. However, in such cases the U.S. Government is authorized to take reasonable actions to identify such communication or data as being subject to a privilege or confidentiality, and such actions do not negate any applicable privilege or confidentiality.
º These conditions preserve the confidentiality of the communication or data, and the legal protections regarding the use and disclosure of privileged information, and thus such communications and data are private and confidential. Further, the U.S. Government shall take all reasonable measures to protect the content of captured/seized privileged communications and data to ensure they are appropriately protected.
• In cases when the user has consented to content searching or monitoring of communications or data for personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigative searching, (i.e., for all communications and data other than privileged communications or data that are related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants), the U.S. Government may, solely at its discretion and in accordance with DoD policy, elect to apply a privilege or other restriction on the U.S. Government's otherwise-authorized use or disclosure of such information.
• All of the above conditions apply regardless of whether the access or use of an information system includes the display of a Notice and Consent Banner ("banner"). When a banner is used, the banner functions to remind the user of the conditions that are set forth in this User Agreement, regardless of whether the banner describes these conditions in full detail or provides a summary of such conditions, and regardless of whether the banner expressly references this User Agreement."




posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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Post Bradley Manning Paranoia? They made more rules. But it is a military net. Anything you do on there is not private (like it says).

Uhh, welcome to ATS?



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:10 AM
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How you use the email address or your computer? Once you sign the contract, will her computer be the military's and everything she does be monitored? Or does devices only mean the internal ones in some base hidden somewhere?

And thanks for the welcoming



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:55 AM
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Welcome...and God is it too late to talk her out of joining ?



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 03:00 AM
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I think only when accessing... but I am not the one to ask about this.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 04:31 AM
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welcome to ats





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