The USA Wants To Monitor All Internet Traffic?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homeland Security, Technology

That’s right. Capture all of it so they can protect us. Jeezus…

From WSJ:

Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America’s cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillance law look like “a walk in the park,” McConnell tells The New Yorker in the issue set to hit newsstands Monday. “This is going to be a goat rope on the Hill. My prediction is that we’re going to screw around with this until something horrendous happens.”

At issue, McConnell acknowledges, is that in order to accomplish his plan, the government must have the ability to read all the information crossing the Internet in the United States in order to protect it from abuse. Congressional aides tell The Journal that they, too, are also anticipating a fight over civil liberties that will rival the battles over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Umm, no thanks USA. I think you can figure out a different way to keep us safe from the bad guys. Because even though you’re trying to convince that there’s such a thing as 100% safety, we know better.


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6 Responses to “The USA Wants To Monitor All Internet Traffic?”

  1. rachel Says:

    Ha! Lots of luck getting that to work. Signal to noise ratio, anyone?

  2. Dyre Portents Says:

    US Government to Monitor All of Cyberspace?…

    For our safety of course.

    From the Wall Street Journal

    Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America?s cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillance law look like ?a walk in the park…

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  6. ascap_scab Says:

    Hummm, I wonder who could possible want this??

    http://reconstitution.us/rcnew/?p=789

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