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The Internet Spy Executive Order Exists

September 13, 2012 by  

The Internet Spy Executive Order Exists

American Internet users will most likely soon be wholly governed in their online activities by the Department of Homeland Security due to an Executive Order that has reportedly already been drafted by the White House.

According to information from The Associated Press, the order uses the fear of cyber terror to implement a system whereby a committee made up of members of the departments of defense, justice, commerce and national intelligence, under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, will monitor America’s Internet use.

The AP claims the measure will provide “digital defenses for critical infrastructure while encouraging economic prosperity and promoting privacy and civil liberties.”

Critics of the idea of government control over the Internet have myriad concerns over what the passage of an executive order like the one proposed could mean for Internet freedom.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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