Thursday, January 20, 2011

Obama Plans to Control and Track Your Internet Usage and Information - No Joke

By Nicholas Contompasis

This is so dangerous on so many levels I can't even begin to proclaim my objection. The days of anonymous usage of the internet could soon be over if President Obama has his way. Your privacy for all that is you in cyberspace could soon be controlled and tracked by Federal authorities. Facebook and Twitter are now being observed as a framework for a government creation of a monolithic agency that would destroy every right granted you in the Bill of Rights.

The Washington Times is warning that the White House cyber-security adviser and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke are drawing up "ObamaNet," President Obama's mandate for what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet.
The government will be able to track every web site you visit, every keystroke you send, every purchase you make, every blog comment, and every Facebook and Twitter post.
President Obama wants to establish passwords for every citizen to centralize your personal information. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or website, you will be required to use the government-issued password.

According to the Washington Times, here are the problems with "ObamaNet":

  • The government will be able to track every website you visit and every keystroke you send on your home computer.
  • The government will be able to track every purchase you make and every deposit and withdrawal, and gain access to your electronic health care records.
  • The government will be able to track every blog comment you make, along with every Facebook and Twitter post.
  • The government will be able to create lists of your friends and acquaintances and lists of all your political affiliations, political donations, club memberships, hobbies and interests.
It's impossible for the government to make this system 100% secure (remember WikiLeaks?) meaning criminals would need to steal only one key to unlock a vast amount of your personal and financial information.
Although the White House will tell you it is a voluntary program, the government "voluntary" programs too often end up becoming mandatory.

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