Mar 252014
 
 March 25, 2014  Surveillance, U.S.

Dan Massoglia writes:

FirstNet is a public/private cooperative surveillance and information exchange enterprise—a vast network to share Americans’ personal information—conceived by and written into law with the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. By law, FirstNet’s purpose is to “create a nationwide, wireless, interoperable, public safety broadband network,” a euphemism that means, “increase the ease with which government agencies share private and public information about people.” By consolidating the placement of points of reference and interoperability for each potential node of state, local, commercial, and other communications networks, FirstNet is a blueprint for making surveillance data-sharing national, lightning-fast, and independent from the insecure, heavily monitored public internet.

Read more on PrivacySOS.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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