Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 13, 2009

If You Want to Have Computer Privacy

You cannot have a connection to the Internet. You cannot have a computer which is networked to another computer which is connected to the Internet. You might get away with just having a dial-up modem and only connecting for the purposes of sending and receiving e-mail, but even that is not certain.

The Pentagon and the NSA are setting up new "cyberwar" structures. There is little doubt that Federal law enforcement will do the same, if they not already are. State and even local law enforcement will piggyback along and they will do their snooping of people's computer systems under the guise of "national security."

Before you dismiss this as "the concerns of another Moonbat", consider this: The FBI has had to repeatedly admit that their agents grossly misused the "National Security Letters" to obtain information from banks and other entities which should have been the subject of warrants. The FBI did this because NSLs are not subject to judicial review and warrants are, of course, issued by judges. Second, back when the American Fascist USA Patriot Act was enacted, the Federal cops promised over and over that the expanded powers they were getting would only be used in anti-terrorism cases, yet the first time they used those powers, it was on a fraud case out in Vegas.

One newer rule: The Internet and privacy do not mix. That seems to be clearer and clearer as time goes on.

One very old rule: Never trust the government, especially law enforcement, to respect your rights on their own volition. They will not. History is replete with examples.

We need an independent "cyber-watchdog" to keep a very close watch on these people.

3 comments:

One Fly said...

Yes we do need that but we'll not get it. As soon as the monkey put his hand down in 2000 they started spying and the same continues today.

Suzan said...

If only everyone knew this.

It ought to cause the next American Revolution.

Thanks for all you do to get the word out!

S

Karen Zipdrive said...

One more reason to avoid social networks like Facebook. My rarely used account got cross polinated with my pseudonym and I'm still waiting for the fallout.