US Wants Total Internet Monitoring

National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell told the New Yorker that The federal government should be able to read all communications on the Internet. McConnell is working to make it possible too; he has developed a cyber security policy that would make total internet openness a reality, but President George W. Bush has not announced it yet.

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TrevorPhillips3736d ago

ohhh no fukin way nooooooooooo thats fukin gay we dont them to go through our private stuff

Kakkoii3735d ago

Move to Canada :). Better ladies, Better drugs, Better laws, Free health care, Better air quality, better living.

Relcom3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

I see lawsuits if this happens, there is major issues with the constitution on this. I don't see people going "hey this is a great idea," so i expect tons of resistance from the public.

All these conspiracy theorists are gonna have fun with this one for sure.

INehalemEXI3736d ago

Tricky issue. They need to be able to intercept intel from enemies of the country with out stepping on the rest of our toes. Proposed the wrong way the people will never support it.

Blood_Spiller3736d ago

No matter what way it's proposed people shouldn't support it, give the government to much power over you and before you know it you're living in a communist country.

INehalemEXI3735d ago (Edited 3735d ago )

The Internet was developed by the department of defense in the first place. The government is going to need to stop preditors and terrorist somehow. Rather then be ultimately resposible if some terrorist uses the net somehow for means of terror.

So we should only allow criminals to browse the net , Its already being done by scammers, hackers etc. We wouldnt want to let someone catch there a** ..... <-phone tap

They should just have to get warrants or something IMO.

IntelligentAj3735d ago

Nah Dub i'll have to disagree on that one. There are ways that you can go about monitoring the Internet effectively but most of the public will reject it. Hell most people didn't want the expanded version on Patriot Act because they felt it gave the government too much unchecked power.

INehalemEXI3735d ago

I think its best if its handled just like they tap phones. That way the general public is not monitored just the targeted person.

kaomakk3735d ago

This is the U.S. using the terrorism card to justify policies that are based more on self interest than anything else. Given the fanatics seem capable of evading the most well funded military on earth they won't have any problems using strong encryption. Of course there is some potential to monitor the bad evil doers, but I suspect it will largely be used to keep tabs on the rest of society.

Same deal with the Echelon spy system, was supposed to be used against the baddies, but was used for little side endeavors like gaining sensitive commercial information. Given the layers of lies and deceit from the bush admin over the years, and lord Cheney's insistence for secrecy, does anyone really trust them to be doing the right thing? Orwell must be in a state of perpetual spin six feet under.

InMyOpinion3735d ago

"No matter what way it's proposed people shouldn't support it, give the government to much power over you and before you know it you're living in a communist country."

Communism is about taking power away from the government and giving it to the people.

I think the word you are looking for is a dictatorship. Not the typical kind we read about in the news but still a dictatorship. Friendly, yet extremely controlling.

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XXXRATED3736d ago

If you haven't noticed we already are!

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