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    US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email - Technology on NBCNews.com

    The U.S. government is expanding a cybersecurity program that scans Internet traffic headed into and out of defense contractors to include far more of the country's private, civilian-run infrastructure.
    As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks.
    Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks have supplanted terrorism as the top threat to the country.
    The Department of Homeland Security will gather the secret data and pass it to a small group of telecommunication companies and cyber security providers that have employees holding security clearances, government and industry officials said. Those companies will then offer to process email and other Internet transmissions for critical infrastructure customers that choose to participate in the program.
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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The phrase 'for your own good' is some scary stuff these days.
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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    I have always thought it was funny that people thought their email was private.
    If you use a free email service, your mail is mined for advertising data.
    Your employer provided internet and email is his not yours, so what you send, the employer can view.
    I think the same holds true for the company phones
    https://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs7-work.htm#2a

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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post

    As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks.

    Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks have supplanted terrorism as the top threat to the country.
    Seems as though they are keeping track of employees of highly sensitive documents to this nation's securities. And the problem is?
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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    The phrase 'for your own good' is some scary stuff these days.


    Where does it say "for your own good"?
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Where does it say "for your own good"?
    And they would be doing it because?
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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    And they would be doing it because?
    Espionage, people selling corporate secrets to foreign governments. It's why they do most things. To protect the investments of the rich.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Espionage, people selling corporate secrets to foreign governments. It's why they do most things. To protect the investments of the rich.
    So, for our 'own good'.

    Slippery slope, that one.
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What do you think google IS??

    Google being involved with the NSA since its inception. You are getting information, and google logs and tracks even what you are thinking about... And with smartphones, people are telling google about themselves on a minute to minute basis.

    People dont really care much about privacy anymore.

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