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Facebook Censors Navy SEALS to Protect Obama on Benghazi

 


Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.

The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied them when they called for backup on Sept 11.

I spoke with Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc -- the media company that handles SOS postings and media production. Ward was the one who personally put the Navy SEAL meme up, and the one who received the warning from Facebook and an eventual 24 hour suspension from Facebook because Ward put the meme back up after Facebook told him to take it down.

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"LEAKED! Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order"



Earlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a "stand in" for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House, but a different effort, the Cybersecurity Act, failed in the Senate, and it would have been difficult to get the two houses aligned anyway). Last weekend Jason Miller from Federal News Radio wrote about a draft he saw... but failed to share the actual draft. We got our hands on a draft (and confirmed what it was with multiple sources) and wanted to share it, as these kinds of things deserve public scrutiny and discussion. It's embedded below. As expected, it does have elements of the Lieberman/Collins bill (to the extent that the White House actually can do things without legislation). It's also incredibly vague. The specific requirements for government agencies are left wide open to interpretation. For example, the State Dept. should engage other governments about protecting infrastructure. Well, duh. As expected, most stuff focuses on Homeland Security and its responsibilities to investigate a variety of different cybersecurity issues -- but, again, it's left pretty vague.

There is, as expected, plans concerning information sharing -- but again, they're left pretty empty on specifics. It talks about an "information exchange framework." Unfortunately, it does not appear to highlight privacy or civil liberties concerns in discussing the information sharing stuff. That seems like a pretty big problem. Homeland Security is tasked with coming up with a way to share information, pulling on some existing efforts, but nowhere do they call out how to make sure these information exchange programs don't lead to massive privacy violations, despite the President's earlier promises that any cybersecurity efforts would take into account privacy and civil liberties.

Mike Masnick

techdirt.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by truth on November 9, 2012 at 1:12pm

Data mining firms admit to legislators that personal info is collec...

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
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The data mining industry is booming with no signs of slowing down thanks to increasing integration with other systems like facial recognition and an increasing reluctance to comply with any and all requests from users to maintain privacy.

Now a group of the largest data mining companies admitted to a bipartisan body of legislators in the House that they indeed mine social networks like Facebook for personal information which they then sell to third parties for advertising and “other purposes,” according to Hillicon Valley...

Comment by Christella Bernardene Krebs on October 31, 2012 at 12:55pm

About 11 Sept. 2012 in Bengazi:
FIRST, it WAS NOT a true “Embassy”–but a collection of rented villas for CIA SPIES. Second Stevens was running heavy weapons through Bengazi to Syria and other places to cause unrest.
Third, Stevens died of smoke innihilation..The Green Resistance who set fire to the “offices” did not know anyone was still in the building.
Again, The uSA and GNC puppets do not want anyone to know that it was the Green Resistance, because they want to deny the existance of the Green Resistance (instead say “a few scagglers of ‘Gaddai-supporters’ are only left”) …so they can continue their charade and façade of ‘legitmacy’ !!
THIS WAS NOT an al-Qaeda operation, as Al-Qaeda work for the USA.

Maria Van Der Meel writes:
“What a total cover-up. Thanks Christella”

@Maria, I was told that that Obama has made similiar spies nests throughout the world.

Comment by truth on September 28, 2012 at 7:36pm
Comment by truth on September 10, 2012 at 6:00pm

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken offline by hackers http://dlvr.it/27frLg

Comment by HwΩΩd♪ on September 9, 2012 at 9:44pm

FCC backpedals from Internet tax

The Federal Communications Commission is rapidly backpedalling from a proposal to tax broadband Internet service after a public outcry over the issue.

Democrats and Republicans at the agency are now blaming each other for pushing the idea in the first place.

Neil Grace, a spokesman for Chairman Julius Genachowski, said the commission only made the proposal “following the urging of Republican Commissioners and members of Congress." 

"The Chairman remains unconvinced that including broadband is the right approach,” he said.

Robert McDowell, the only Republican on the commission when the proposal was floated earlier this year, flatly rejected that he ever supported the idea.

"I have never suggested taxing broadband Internet access," he told The Hill.

McDowell said he is skeptical that the FCC even has the legal authority to tax Internet service.

Consumers already pay a fee on their landline and wireless phone bills to support the FCC's Universal Service Fund, which aims to provide phone service to everyone in the country, even if they live in remote areas.

Last year, the FCC overhauled a $4.5 billion portion of the Universal Service Fund and converted it into a broadband Internet subsidy, called the Connect America Fund. The new fund aims to subsidize the construction of high-speed Internet networks to the estimated 19 million Americans who currently lack access. 

But the money for the new Internet subsidy is still coming from the fees on phone bills.

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Comment by truth on September 2, 2012 at 7:34pm

Spyware developed by a UK group can take control of a number of mobile devices, including iPhones and BlackBerrys and computers, turning on microphones and cameras, tracking locations and monitoring emails, text messages and voice calls. Gamma International specializes in governmental IT intrusion.Spyware developed by a UK group can take control of a number of mob...

Comment by truth on August 24, 2012 at 3:01pm

Google URL Takedown Requests Up 100% In a Month, Up 1137% On 2011

The massive wave of DMCA takedowns sent by rightsholders to Google in recent months is growing at an astonishing rate. During the past month the number of takedown requests received by the search giant doubled to almost 1.5 million URLs per week. To put that into perspective, exactly one year ago weekly URL takedowns numbered just 131,577 per week, an increase of 1,137%.

Comment by truth on August 6, 2012 at 2:56pm

Homeland Security Issuing Its Own DMCA Takedowns On YouTube To Stif...

We recently wrote about the fight over copyright/fair use in political videos. In the comments, someone anonymous pointed us to a YouTube page including a typical takedown notice. What really caught my attention was the second claimant listed. United States Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security?

Comment by truth on July 12, 2012 at 9:06pm

Yahoo hacked, 450,000 passwords posted online

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/12/tech/web/yahoo-users-hacked/

Comment by Nikki on July 6, 2012 at 4:56pm

I'm sure Cisco was just trying to protect the children, lol.

 
 
 

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