Battle Over Cybersecurity Looms...

I will be the first to admit that cybersecurity is a very, very complicated topic. As more and more of our daily lives are run through the net, it has become increasingly important to protect the information which could be used in ways that could harm us.

At the same time, the internet has become a great source of information and freedom, and has served as a great equalizer in society. That is why restrictions on the web have the potential to be so troublesome. From Infowars:

"The National Security Agency has refused to release details of a secret presidential directive which experts believe could allow the military and intelligence agencies to operate on the networks of private companies, such as Google and Facebook.
As we reported last week, an article in the Washington Post, cited several US officials saying that Obama signed off on the secret cybersecurity order, believed to widely expand NSA’s spying authorities, in mid-October.
“The new directive is the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an “offensive” and a “defensive” action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” the report states."
I have been relatively quiet on the topic of surveillance drones lately...perhaps I have a new bete noire to address?

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