A Google and NSA Partnership?

From the Washington Post : Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks

This is something that should make everyone concerned.  The Obama administration already has expressed the need to be able to shut down the internet in “times of national crisis” and appointed Howard A. Schmidt as the “Cyber-Security Czar”.  This is a slippery slope with more of “Big Brother” looking over your shoulder.

And here is more:  Police want backdoor to Web users’ private data

The potential for abuse far outweighs any “perceived” benefits.  To solve one crime while trampling on the rights on ten people to get there is not justice.  Furthermore, this invites more opportunity to have the information “hacked” by outside entities which is an even bigger threat.

If the response time to a subpoena is such a problem, why not have each state individually look at setting a deadline for response with penalties for failing to comply.  It is not a perfect solution, but much better than what is being proposed.

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