Oct 102010
 
 October 10, 2010  Surveillance

Ms. Smith comments:

To celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, wouldn’t it be nice if our government stopped pushingwiretapping to increase our vulnerability? The warm fuzzy feeling of security and privacy seemed considerably less reassuring after FBI Director Robert Mueller called for more surveillance and legal abilities to intercept communications. He stated, “Some have suggested there is an inherent tension between protecting national security and preserving civil liberties. I do disagree. Yes, we have a right to privacy. But we also have a right to ride the subways without the threat of bombings….It is not a question of conflict; it is a question of balance.”

That damned “B” word again…  repeat after me, “When they say “balance,”  it is merely an excuse to slash away at our  privacy and civil liberties.”

Read more of Ms. Smith’s commentary on Network World.

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