Monday, April 06, 2009

Democrats' Next Target: the Internet

Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia has introduced two senate bills that may severely regulate traffic on the Internet.The Canadian Free Press explains it this way: The White House will have new powers to access private online data, regulate the cyber security industry and even shut down Internet traffic.

From the article: "When most of us think of Big Brother, we think it would be some invasive government device coming in to our house with a camera and a screen like 1984. But this law makes me realize it will be much more subtle and sinister than that, at first at least. Right now Citizens of the USA are voluntarily inputing, creating and surrendering their "private" information for Big Brother, and they don't even realize it! Everyone who has "private information" and "private messages" and "private images" and "private friends" in their "private" facebook, my space or any other social website, will have their privacy invaded with this new law. Even if a citizen uses every security feature of the website available, to keep people they don't know from viewing their "private" information, they will not truly have privacy because government can enter. Also every medical record that the government wants on the internet will be subject to privacy invasion as well. Perhaps all e-mail services too?"

A must read, if you value the internet.

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  1. Along with the Patriot Act, this is indeed troubling. While I understand the government's need to track the bad guys, who's watching the one's who are watching us?

    Where can I read more?

  2. This does sound like it may be the most intrusive bill since the Patriot Act!
    This article at eWeek is offers a very good explanation, and the comments are very interesting and some contain other resources.

    There are also links to additional resources at I would say, "Happy reading!" but I don't think "happy" is the word I am looking for in this case. Thanks for your comment.