Privacy Concerns



Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times

Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times

A blogger has released audio of Sprint’s Electronic Surveillance Manager describing the carrier’s cooperation with law enforcement. Among the revelations are that Sprint has so far filled over 8 million requests from LEOs for customer GPS data.

t r u t h o u t | Silence Request Crosses Constitutional Bounds

Silence Request Crosses Constitutional Bounds

Pentagon Cyber Command threat to civil liberties

“Much of the new military command’s work is expected to be carried out by the National Security Agency, whose role in intercepting the domestic end of international calls and e-mail messages after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, under secret orders issued by the Bush administration, has already generated intense controversy,” the Times explains. “There is simply no way, the officials say, to effectively conduct computer operations without entering networks inside the United States, where the military is prohibited from operating, or traveling electronic paths through countries that are not themselves American targets.”

Pentagon Cyber Unit Prompts Questions – washingtonpost.com

The Pentagon’s development of a “cyber-command” is prompting questions about its role in the larger national strategy to protect government and private-sector computer networks and whether privacy can be protected. And the command is fueling debate over the proper rules to govern a new kind of warfare in which unannounced adversaries using bits of computer code can launch transnational attacks.

In cyber war, Pentagon may victimize privacy

“If the Pentagon and the military services see cyberspace as a battlefield domain, then the lines protecting privacy and our civil liberties get blurred very, very quickly,” peace activist Frida Berrigan – the daughter of renowned Vietnam War protester Philip Berrigan – told the Times.

“Cyber Czar, Cyberspace, and Privacy” by The Irish Chronicles / LJWorld.com

Cyber security is part of the National Security Agency. The Defense Department views cyberspace as its domain as well. and is prepared, based on the authority of the president, to launch a cyber counterattack or an actual bombing of the offender. Also there may be a need to intercept and examine some e-mail messages sent from other countries to guard against computer viruses or potential terrorist action.

Military cybercommand creates privacy worries – FierceGovernmentIT

They also warned that the NSA could end up on electronic routes through countries that are not American targets. The dilemma, according to one expert, is drawing the line between an unacceptable intrusion and the legitimate actions needed in the face of a real or potential cyber attack.

Time is ripe for a military cybersecurity command – FierceGovernmentIT

There are foreign policy concerns, and issues to iron out with our allies and consequences that could come from our actions toward adversaries. Civil liberties organizations have been complaining that the new cybercommand could raise significant domestic privacy concerns, even though President Obama has promised there will be protections.

U.S. cyberdefense plan raises concerns – UPI.com

Pentagon special assistant on cyberoperations from 2005 to 2008, said a debate is was needed “about what constitutes an intrusion that violates privacy and, at the other extreme, what is an intrusion that may be acceptable in the face of an act of war.”
“How do you understand sovereignty in the cyberdomain?” Cartwright said. “It doesn’t tend to pay a lot of attention to geographic boundaries.”

Are you willing to give up your personal privacy AGAIN for national security?

Yes, here we go again with a new President some hoped would enhance the individual’s right to privacy, but who is talking about bringing back the National Security Agency (NSA) for cyber-surveillance purposes. You remember those guys back in 2001 during the Bush years when they were caught spying on millions of innocent Americans.Big Brother According to a senior intelligence official at the time, GWB personally authorized the secret eavesdropping on U.S. citizens “suspected” of terrorist ties.

EFF Demands Public Release of FBI Surveillance Rules | Electronic Frontier Foundation
NSA to participate in U.S. cybersecurity – Wikinews, the free news source

NSA to participate in U.S. cybersecurity

NSA Security running amok to plug leaks about 9/11

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(WMR) — WMR has learned that the National Security “Q” Group, responsible for security, has grown to an immense security and counter-intelligence force, with an estimated one thousand government employees, contractors, and paid informants. NSA’s Security force is reportedly primarily tasked with plugging any leaks of classified or other information that points to U.S. government’s involvement with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Report: NSA will monitor government networks – SC Magazine US

Report: NSA will monitor government networks

Obama’s Cyber Plan Raises Privacy Hackles – Forbes.com

Despite assurances of privacy, civil liberties watchdogs say Obama’s plan isn’t transparent enough.

Pentagon establishes cyber defense command | Personal Liberty Digest

Lieutenant General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) who will head the new command, explained the rationale behind the directive by saying, “Unlike the land, sea, air and space where the laws of physics do not change, cyberspace is a man-made creation that continually changes and evolves,” quoted by GovInfoSecurity.com.

Pentagon Cyber Unit Prompts Questions – washingtonpost.com

Pentagon Cyber Unit Prompts Questions

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Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times

Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times
Sprint fed customer
A blogger has released audio of Sprint’s Electronic Surveillance Manager describing the carrier’s cooperation with law enforcement. Among the revelations are that Sprint has so far filled over 8 million requests from LEOs for customer GPS data.

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