Have you seen THIS???????

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by I\'m worried!, Nov 15, 2002.

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  1. Inside the new Homeland Security Bill that is still awaiting action in the senate is what one Congresman called the greatest threats ever to the privacy rights of Americans, on or off the internet. The column is at http://www.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/14/opinion/14SAFI.html. Theres also a good story in todays paper at http://www.washtimes.com/national/20021115-70231.htm These are dark times in America. Years and years of imperialism are coming home to roost and they are taking away our civil liberties in order to preserve our freedom. I just heard on CNN as I was typing this another Senator say this database proposal could trun our personal computers into our downfall. pretty tough talk. Do you all keep up with these kinds of privacy invasions of our computing and internet lives? Nice site. Greg and Melissa, worried in America.
     
  2. controler

    controler Guest

    Your first link requires a username - password.

    Do you know what happened last this this was brought up?
    All the people banded together and for one whole day
    typed many different KEYWORDS in their online communications.
    This type of activity could easly be computer automated.
    Any current well made Trojan could make use of thousands of computers all over the world to FLOOD just like is a DDOS
    the super dooper spy computers of the world with KEYWORDS.
     
  3. Ghost

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    Write the President, your Representative and your Congressman. Their email addresses can be found here:

    http://www.tigf.org/contact.html

    Point them at these three links:

    http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=11309&c=206

    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/14/opinion/14SAFI.html?ex=1037854800&en=3778829e1bec3dc2&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE

    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20021115-70231.htm

    and let them know that you're seriously upset with this.

    The quicker you do it (glad it's the weekend, for a change) the more impact it's likely to have.
     
  4. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    We had an election last week..I voted and think they already have the word. :rolleyes:
     
  5. I\'m Worried

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    Voting is great. I voted too. But we need to pay attention to what they do AFTER the elections. Many of the people up there didn't even know all of this stuff was in that monstrous Homeland Security Department bill. I saw someone from the American Civil Liberties Union on TV saying they couldn't believe how they had been trying to sound the alarm, but until a column by W. Safire was in the NY Times the elected officials weren't paying attention. Somebody from some privacy organization said the same thing. They need to hear from us. Ghost is right. The elections sure were not a green light to strip us of our privacy and freedoms. Greg
     
  6. Ghost

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    My thanks to everyone who has (or will) taken the time to write their representatives about this.

    Regardless of what they want you to think, every single voice raised does count!

    Nothing will give a devious politician nightmares more quickly than a suddenly interested and involved constituency.
     
  7. crkit1

    crkit1 Registered Member

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    thanks for the links! :)
     
  8. *Ari*

    *Ari* Registered Member

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    Internet is a global village without borders. We all are worried ´bout our privacy. What ever your government would decide to do[or my government as well], it concerns me too; all of us.

    regards -Ari
     
  9. Pete1

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    Senate Passes Homeland Security Bill

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=512&e=1&u=/ap/20021120/ap_on_go_co/congress_homeland_security_29

    How sad. The only ones with balls enough to vote against this legislation were Democrats - and even they weren't concerned with the erosion of liberty and privacy which will ensue, they were just concerned with the 'union' and 'exemptions' issues (not saying those weren't important issues, just not the most 'freedom critical').

    Has anyone noticed that there is still one more hurdle for this thing to pass? The 'roll-call' vote in the House of Representatives on Friday?

    Clicking this link: http://www.house.gov/writerep/ will take you directly to a page where all you have to do is put in your zip code to get in touch with your Representative and ask him/her to make a final stand on this instead of rubber-stamping it.

    I already used it tonight.

    Make it simple : "VOTE NO on the Homeland Security bill! They're stripping our rights and turning us into a police state!" Pete
     
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