Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Electronic Police State

After the recently proposed S3804,
which would allow the government to permanently remove websites as they deem fit.
Obama now wants to wiretap the internet altogether.
Once Enacted the proposal would require all ISP's and telecommunication firms
to provide backdoors capable of allowing law enforcement to bypass security and encryption features.
This would be included in many web-based services and beyond, such as:
-encrypted e-mail transmitters such as Blackberry
-social networking sites such as Facebook
-software which allows p2p messaging, such as Skype
Under the new law firms who neglect to install such a gateway would face fines or penalty.

The NSA already conducts surveillance through programs such as Stellar Wind & Pinwale
under the 1994 Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act
but now seeks easier access to intercept communications.

The FBI's "Going Dark Program" received $233.9 million in 2010 to develop
"advanced electronic surveillance", just one of the many spying programs snooping on America.
Verizon even provided the FBI's "Quantico Circuit" with unprecedented access to data which with the click of a button could be sent to 40 of the FBI's offices.
-instant messages
-text messages
-cell phone calls & other communications
Many phone lines to the FBI were actually cutoff due to their failure to keep up with bills.

In 2006 the Electronics Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit in an effort to provoke the FBI
into revealing the contents of their Investigative Data Warehouse,
which at the time consisted of over 997 million documents regarding operational & intel info.

Many infractions have been committed by the FBI & other surveillance teams.
Numbering in the thousands.

Lawrence Hornak,
director of West Virginia University's Center for Identification Technology Research (CITer)
revealed the FBI is prepping a billion dollar biometric database
and he awaits the day "when devices will be able to recognize us & adapt to us"
through the "use of biometrics".

Former director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell recently stated:
cybersecurity is the "wolf at the door"
and that a "large-scale" cyberattack "could impact the global economy 'an order of magnitude surpassing the attacks of September 11"

FBI spyware documents