Government Plans To Spy on Internet Users

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Government Makes Plans to Spy on Internet Users

Facebook tells them who you know, Google Maps tells them where you are and now new laws will help them find out exactly what you’re doing. Check out how the government plans to violate your privacy this week.

According to Faux News Fox News, The Department of Homeland Security claims that the internet has become a haven for potential terrorists and the only way to stop them is to spy on you.

Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation’s homeland security chief said Friday.

As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans’ civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

But finding that balance has become more complex as homegrown terrorists have used the Internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of U.S.-based terror plots and incidents.

“The First Amendment protects radical opinions, but we need the legal tools to do things like monitor the recruitment of terrorists via the Internet,” Napolitano told a gathering of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

The administration has faced a number of civil liberties and privacy challenges in recent months as it has tried to increase airport security by adding full-body scanners, or track suspected terrorists traveling into the United States from other countries.

“Her speech is sign of the maturing of the administration on this issue,” said Stewart Baker, former undersecretary for policy with the Department of Homeland Security. “They now appreciate the risks and the trade-offs much more clearly than when they first arrived, and to their credit, they’ve adjusted their preconceptions.”

Underscoring her comments are a number of recent terror attacks over the past year where legal U.S. residents such as Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad and accused Fort Hood, Texas, shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, are believed to have been inspired by the Internet postings of violent Islamic extremists.

And the fact that these are U.S. citizens or legal residents raises many legal and constitutional questions.

Napolitano said it is wrong to believe that if security is embraced, liberty is sacrificed.

She added, “We can significantly advance security without having a deleterious impact on individual rights in most instances. At the same time, there are situations where trade-offs are inevitable.”

Don’t get it twisted. We’re all for homeland security, but somebody needs to specify where they plan to look for these ‘terrorists.’ Cuz if they’re looking here, we got two words for them: ____ You!

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Comments

  • LuvN_Life

    Thats the way of the land,nothing is Private these days.
    NOTHING

  • chicken fingers on a farm 2.0

    HMMM……”TERRORISTS”…………. RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT

  • Creole Baby doesn't care about Wack People

    oh my

  • R.I.P GIOVANNI SUPERSTAR

    they been doing that, but they’re only going to observe they special ones.

  • I'm a B.U.M (BLACK ULTIMATE MALE)

    What’s new! COINTELPRO!

  • Somali Ninga

    Evil Zionist Joe Lieberman wants Obama to have Emergency Authority over the internet!!

  • Human Racist

    y’all make it sound as if you discovered air or something!! Google ARPANET… my only beef is that the net is an open source platform that anyone should be able to use and or modify, so how is it that the US govt can Bogart the $hit?!

    about time y’all post some worthwhile information… D!ckheads!!!

  • It's Me

    I am all for it. Spy on me nothing to hide. Anything to keep those bin laden’s away…

  • http://bossip heather

    I do not have time to read this but I was freaked out when my best friend who is dating my married cousin and his wife GPS his phone and showed up at my friend door. She showed me how simple it was to do..hell that shish freaked me out. I ain’t trying to spy like that. I am scared of that type of intelligence

  • Eyes on my screen

    Plans my @ss! They already doing it, probably around the same time they started tapping phones. They not only looking for terroist (so they claim), They monitoring Illuminati traffic too. The Gov is marking they’re targets! You should’nt use laptops with cameras attached.

  • ThePharcyde

    YOU LIE!!!YOU LIE!!Using “Terrorist” as a guise to strip our constitutional rights.I know who they are monitoring and its not Terrorist.It is Average Americans who speak out against our shadow government.

  • Eyes on my screen

    oops i mean “their”

  • ThePharcyde

    They need to know who houses to go to when its time.

    Martial Law!!

  • luck

    Yes go ahead

  • Mystyri

    COME ON NOW! I’VE BEEN SAYING SINCE FOREVER THAT NEW LAWS IMPLENTED ARE 1) GOING TO ENCOURAGE SIN, AND 2) INCREASE OUR DEPENDENCY ON THE GOVT (NO SOCIAL SECURITY, INTERNET SPYING, THE HEALTHCARE REFORM WHICH ONLY SOUNDS GOOD NOW). WAIT AND SEE, PEOPLE, WAIT AND SEE!

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