Rod Beckstrom, who resigned in March as director of the National Cyber Security Center at the Homeland Security Department, said in an interview that he feared that the N.S.A.’s push for a greater role in guarding the government’s computer systems could give it the power to collect and analyze every e-mail message, text message and Google search conducted by every employee in every federal agency.
Mr. Beckstrom said he believed that an intelligence service that is supposed to focus on foreign targets should not be given so much control over the flow of information within the United States government. To detect threats against the computer infrastructure — including hackers, viruses and intrusions by foreign agents and terrorists — cybersecurity guardians must have virtually unlimited access to networks. Mr. Beckstrom argues that those responsibilities should be divided among agencies
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I’m sorry Mr. Beckstrom, you seem to be confused. Had you not been paying attention to the news these last few years? Your fears are a little off the mark. You see, you might have to go read about the NARUS STA 6400 that was put into the MAE West in San Francisco as well as all the others at the MAE facilities.
What’s that? You don’t know what that means?
It means that the internet as we know it, has already been BACKDOORED my friend. SO, giving the NSA any more powers as you concieve it, is a MOOT POINT. Now, add this to the warrantless wiretapping litigation and sovereignty cover that the Obama Administration case it just made, and you have no argument to make really.
It isn’t that I agree with it all.. I don’t.. BUT you need to pay attention before you open your mouth and quit.