Sunday, June 28, 2009

APCW looks at "Big Brother"

No one with common sense wants "Big Brother" having absolute power over every piece of information about you and your family on any network --- public or private --- and on every computer --- public or private --- at their sole discretion... without any warrants... without any probable cause... without any checks & balances... and without any judicial review of any kind.

Why not just give them they keys to your car, hand over your ATM password, and let them put microphones in your house, too? Give them your medical records, email passwords, and browsing history. Let them read your text messages, listen to your phone calls, and watch you via your own webcam. Are you actually ok with this? Have you read any of these articles on this thing?:

Federal Authority Over the Internet?

Cybersecurity Act Unconstitutional

Cyber Bill Squelches Speech, Curtails Liberty

Open Congress: Public Comment of Cybersecurity Act

Circle ID: Flaws Within Cyber Security Act

What Will the Cybersecurity Act Do to Your Job and Business?

Even the one article above that isn't as critical of the Bill does highlight how flawed and misguided it is. Have we all learned nothing from the passage of the UIGEA? Have we already forgotten what really motivates our government? Do you like the Patriot Act so much that you want to take it to the next level?

Ask yourself why so many Americans have never heard of this Bill before, when the people we elected to public office are supposed to be serving our best interests? A government of the people, by the people, and for the people? My ass!

Where is the Barney Frank Bill? APCW Perspectives Weekly 19 June 2009

Is the American Mass Media hurting our helping the online gambling industry? Plus, what is the status of the Barney Frank Bill and its attempt to overturn the UIGEA?