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The American Cyber Police Is Here

President Barack Obama and the United States government has announced that they will release a “cyber security plan” in the near future. The US military complains that over the past few years, there has been increased interference from hackers; especially from foreign parts of the world. Obama has said that this new initiative will be treated as a national asset in order to protect vital government and military secrets.

A cyber security office will be created in the White House and a “cyber tsar” will be appointed in order to handle all Internet securities. Obama also states that suicide bombers are not as great of a threat as is disruption through a computer. The cost of the creation of this new force will not be very cheap – it will cost billions of dollars in order to develop and maintain over the course of its duration (however long that may be). The Pentagon will also undergo much construction in order to create a “cyber command base” in order to uncover potential exploits in America’s networks and destroy them.

“It is now clear,” said Obama, “this cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”

So… when one hacker gets into the weak security system of the CIA, all of a sudden it is a national security threat where billions of dollars must be wasted in order to prevent such things from happening again? The Obama administration doesn’t seem to be much different than the Bush administration, I must say.

Communism – The root of all these problems?

Now, while reading a BBC article on this I glanced to the side of the article and found this written there. I feel that all these claimed hacked systems and hackers were due to… Chinese hackers?

April 2009: US government admits power grid is vulnerable after media reports that Chinese and Russian spies have planted software that could shut it down
April 2009: China denies hacking into a system containing data on a new US fighter jet
Nov 2008: Congressional panel says China has stepped up computer-based espionage and is stealing “vast amounts” of sensitive information
Sep 2007: China denies reports its military hacked into the Pentagon in June of that year

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8073654.stm

It just seems to me that this is an excuse to create a cyber police force so they can battle the so-called “evil” Chinese government and it’s “Communist regime”. As hard as it is to believe, it’s harder to believe that the American people will accept this and not even realize what they are losing – freedom itself.  If this plan succeeds and takes control, we the people may lose net-neutrality completely.

  1. Adrian
    June 7, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    If Obama was smart he would probably hire some hackers opposed to try fighting them off. Bolster the security of the United States of America or the cyber security.

  2. June 21, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    Hello i would like to tell about a person
    who is trying to hack in my computer , he approach me
    that he had work for me online.

    I went online and after that my computer told me that
    other people try to loggin to my computer.

    The email of those people is : st.james2009@gmail.com

    They will first try to persuade you to go online on the yahoo MSN
    and then after that they try to steal your personal details. Or bank details i guess
    there after.

    I have noticed that in my PC things changed.
    Now i deleted my yahoo MSN and downloading anti spy software.

    But still things for me are unsecure hope you catch the people
    behind this…they phone me one time and they have a russian accent.

    Good Luck in your investigation !

    • June 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM

      I’m not sure if this is spam, a troll, or a real post.

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