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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:45 PM

White House, NSA Clash over Monitoring of Private Company Networks

White House, NSA Clash over Monitoring of Private Company Networks

Top officials in the National Security Agency (NSA) are pushing for greater access to private-sector computer networks, all in the name of preventing cyberattacks. But the White House has insisted the NSA slow down its efforts, mainly because of privacy concerns.

Last year, the NSA lobbied for a legislative proposal that would have required companies to allow the agency to monitor their Internet activity. Businesses also would have been expected to give the agency evidence of potential cyberattacks. NSA argues that many companies are not capable of defending themselves against attacks and that this could threaten the national infrastructure.

Both the White House and the Department of Justice opposed the idea, arguing that the bill would permit unprecedented government monitoring of regular civilian Internet activity.

Aides to President Barack Obama also have told Army General Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, to watch his public remarks calling for expanded powers to defend the country from hackers.

http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/White_House_NSA_Clash_over_Monitoring_of_Private_Company_Networks_120229

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russspeakeasy Feb 2012 #1

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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. I think I saw this movie. It was called "Lets Pretend".

In the movie, one character says " I want to spy on citizens and you pretend you don't want me to".
The other character says, " O.K., but just remember, I fought you really hard".

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