Big Brother? US linked to new wave of censorship, surveillance on web. Sounds more like a new wave of government job creation. Create a crisis, then you need to hire more people. Meanwhile, syonara 4th amendment.

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Progressive Hemrrhoid February 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

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It’s all about controlling free speech. The government hates the fact the internet bypasses their mass media propaganda.

poppajoe49 February 26, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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I think they’re more concerned about freedom of conservative speech.
They’re afraid the recipients will learn something, like their gravy train has an end.

Plainsman February 27, 2013 at 3:36 am

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Protection against hacking and theft on the web makes sense, but we don’t need new restrictive laws to do that. There are plenty of software engineers out there that could provide all the safety we need and it shouldn’t take an act of congress to get it going. New laws, if any, should be aimed at restricting government intrusion.

Alien February 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

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a self-organizing combine of software engineers is not going to be able to counter the marshaled state driven efforts of a quasi-hostile like China. Even top-tier companies like Google struggle, and would focus their defenses over their own corporate interests (which luckily includes users like most of us, but still..)

Its tricky measuring the benefit of a national security effort vs the potential for abuse by government. I find it easiest to ignore it all, because my brain shuts down thinking about implications

GhostntheMachine February 28, 2013 at 6:14 am

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What could go wrong, they’re terrorists? It’s not like they’d just start raining down Hell-Fire willy-nilly all over the globe, target Americans without a warrant or fly drones over the U.S. You right-wingers and your conspiracy theories…

jcrowley1985 February 27, 2013 at 3:50 am

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Missile Command February 27, 2013 at 8:28 am

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Democrats and other leftist control freak ideas cannot survive in a free market of ideas. Their ideas are self- serving and suck for the population in general. They have to stamp out free speech and critical thinking to enforce their dumbass ways on the populace.