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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:19 AM

 

The Executive Order The Press Agreed To Keep Secret For Five Hours

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-executive-order-the-press-agreed-to-keep-secret-for-five?dummy=1

Shortly before 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, the White House emailed reporters that President Obama had signed a highly anticipated Executive Order aimed at protecting cyber security.

The order setting up new programs aimed at stopping online espionage and terrorism was already the law of the land, signed by the president. But it was also secret.

The document was "embargoed until delivery of the President's in the State of the Union address" despite the fact it had already been signed.

Such embargoes imposed unilaterally, rather than agreed-upon are not binding on news organizations, which weigh the urgency of the news against the headache of, for instance, being dropped from the White House's distribution list. BuzzFeed abided by the embargo, having participated in a background briefing on the move, but thought it appropriate to report on the unusual delay.

(More at the link.)

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Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
ZM90 Feb 2013 #1
dballance Feb 2013 #2
Downwinder Feb 2013 #3
babylonsister Feb 2013 #4
ZM90 Feb 2013 #5

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:25 AM

1. This has the potential for very unconstitutional abuses, I don't like this D:.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:38 AM

2. This is Bad. I See This Leading to More Unauthorized Surveillance of Citizens...

under the auspices of Cyber Security.

This part sounds a lot like what they did by declaring OWS terrorists and then having federal and local agencies coordinate with the banksters and Wall Street fraudsters:

"New information sharing programs to provide both classified and unclassified threat and attack information to U.S. companies. The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to produce unclassified reports of threats to U.S. companies and requires the reports to be shared in a timely manner. The Order also expands the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, enabling near real time sharing of cyber threat information to assist participating critical infrastructure companies in their cyber protection efforts."


Not good.

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:09 AM

3. What is a threat to a US company?

Apple to Microsoft
McDonald's to Burger King
my boycott of fast foods

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:15 AM

4. Funny, this was posted at 5pm...

didn't seem so secret to me.

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/282269-white-house-poised-to-release-cybersecurity-executive-order-on-wednesday

Sources: White House to issue cybersecurity order Wednesday

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:41 AM

5. Well we'll have to see ultimately how this plays out.

As I have said there is potential for unconstitutional abuse with this executive order and given President Obama's record on internet freedom sadly I am not too hopeful about it not being abused. I liked a lot of what was in the SOTU but any internet censorship or other infringements on civil liberties just doesn't sit well with me and it never has. I very much believe in a free and open internet and I would like to keep it that way. I don't hate the President in fact there a lot of things he's done that I personally like such as the ACA being a step in the right direction or some of the things in Wall-Street Reform like Elizabeth Warren's CFPB being included. Sadly though as I have said his record on internet freedom/other civil liberties is horrible. If you would like to know why look up ACTA, TPP, or NDAA.

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