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GOVERNMENT INTERCEPTION AND DOWNLINK OF INTERNET TRAFFIC
 DARPA's creepy logo 
[Cray X-1 'Black Widow" Super CPU, IAO logo, IBM Blue Gene CPU]
"Feds Cast A Wider Wiretap Net"
eWEEK, Dec 2001
Slowly but surely, the screws of electronic surveillance are
tightening,  and  in the process, changing the rules of what
can and cannot be monitored and threatening to drive  upward
the costs that carriers charge their enterprise customers.

"Senate OKs FBI Net Spying"
Wired, Sep 14, 2001
WASHINGTON -- FBI agents soon may be able to spy on Internet
users legally without a court order.  On  Thursday  evening,
two  days  after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history,
the Senate approved the "Combating Terrorism Act  of  2001,"
which  enhances police wiretap powers and permits monitoring
in more situations.

"FBI Seeking to Wiretap Internet"
Fox, Oct 2001
The  Federal  Bureau  of Investigation is seeking to broaden
considerably its ability to tap into Internet traffic in its
quest  to  root  out  terrorists,  going beyond even the new
measures  afforded  in  anti-terror  legislation  signed  by
President  Bush  Friday,  according to lawyers familiar with
the  FBI’s  plans.  Stewart  Baker,  an  attorney   at   the
Washington D.C.-based Steptoe & Johnson and a former general
consul to National Security Agency, said the FBI  has  plans
to change the architecture of the Internet and route traffic
through central servers that it would  be  able  to  monitor
e-mail more easily.

"FBI to Tap Internet"
Wall Street Journal, Nov 11, 2001
The  demands  to  add software and equipment have roiled the
industry, which estimates it will cost more than $1  billion
to  comply  with the FBI requirements, said Albert Gidari, a
telecommunications lawyer at Perkins Coie  LLP  in  Seattle,
who  has  represented  wireless  companies  on  surveillance
issues. The demands, he said, are  "mind-boggling."  Several
industry  officials  said  the  FBI essentially wants direct
access to voice communications, as the bureau now  has  with
e-mail  through  the snooping technology known as Carnivore.
An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the matter.

Big Brother on the Internet
ZDNet, 2002
Last summer, a Pentagon analyst for "Special Operations  and
Low-Intensity  Warfare"  named Charles Swett wrote a 30-page
report for his bosses in the Department of Defense (DoD). It
laid  out  how to use the Internet for military intelligence
and  counterintelligence.   The   Federation   of   American
Scientists  exposed  this  report--posting  a  copy on their
Internet Web page for everyone to read.

Gov't Plans Security Nerve Center
Eweek, Mar 11, 2002
............a  plan  for  a new government center that would
provide early warning and analysis of security  events  such
as   the  Code  Red  worm  or  widespread  network-intrusion
attempts.  Tentatively  dubbed   the   Cyber   Warning   and
Information  Network,  the  center  would  serve  as a nerve
center for government information security officials  during
large-scale  security  events. The center is meant to mirror

Bill Gives Gov't Greater Access to E-Mail
Eweek, Feb 2002
Do you want the Department of Motor Vehicles to  be  able
to read the private e-mail that runs over your network? If a
bill approved by the crime  panel  of  the  House  Judiciary 
Committee  becomes  law, any government entity--not just law
enforcement agencies--will be able  to  receive  e-mail  and
other  electronic  communications  without a court order, so
long as a service provider believes  an  emergency  requires
its  disclosure  without  delay.

U.S. Hopes to Check Computers Globally
Washington Post 11/12/02
A  new  Pentagon  research  office  has  started designing a
global   computer-surveillance   system   to    give    U.S.
counterterrorism officials access to personal information in
government and commercial databases around the world.

DARPA's New Occult Logo with All-Seeing Eye
11/14/2002, The Cutting Edge
Fourthly, the emphasis of  this  symbol  is  on  the  entire
world,  instead  of  the United States! In other words, even
though John Poindexter's office  of  "Information  Awareness
Office"  --  I.A.O.  --  is  supposedly  an  American office
charged with gathering detailed  information  on  Americans,
the focus of this symbol is on the world, and upon Lucifer's
watchfulness over the entire world!

The Eye Is Watching
USA Daily, 11/21/02, Joe Sansone
In a bizarre and frightening case of life imitating art, the
United  States defense department has created an office that
seeks those same limitless powers as  Tolkien’s  dark  lord.
The  Information  Awareness Office (IAO) seeks what it calls
“Total Information Awareness”. The agency has  even  adopted
the  new  world  order  symbol  of  the pyramid with the all
knowing eye hovering above it that is seen on the back of  a
one dollar Federal Reserve note. Taking the symbolism a step
further, the eye casts its rays down upon the planet earth.

US Homeland Security to Police the Net
CNet, 11/21/2002
A new bill has  been  passed  in  the  US  which  gives  the
government  watchdog  powers  over  the Net.  A  massive new
bureaucracy will play a major  role  in  securing  software,
hardware and the Net.

Big Brother Will Be Watching America
11/23/2002, The Guardian
Giant  information  matrix  to  track movements of potential
terrorists Suzanne Goldenberg, Washington Saturday  November
23, 2002 The Guardian: "It  takes what had been in the realm 
of paranoid conspiracy theorists and puts it in the realm of 
a potential reality -right here and now," said Jody Patilla, 
a consultant for the digital security company @Stake,  and a 
former  data  analyst at the national security agency.

Information Awareness Office Website Deletes Occult Logo
12/18/2002, The Memory Hole
Now, the IAO has removed its eye-death-ray logo,  which  was
denounced far and wide as being Orwellian, Masonic, and just
plain creepy as hell.

Beefed-up plan to spy on Internet
New York Times, 12/20/2002
The  Bush  administration  is  planning to propose requiring
Internet service  providers  to  help  build  a  centralized
system  to  enable  broad  monitoring  of  the Internet and,
potentially, surveillance of its users. The proposal is part
of  a  final  version of a report, "The National Strategy to
Secure  Cyberspace,"  set  for  release  early  next   year,
according  to  several  people  who have been briefed on the
report. It is a component of the effort to increase national
security after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Many Tools of Big Brother Are Up and Running
12/23/2002, New York Times
Total Information Awareness could link for  the  first  time
such  different  electronic  sources  as  video  feeds  from
airport  surveillance  cameras,  credit  card  transactions,
airline reservations and telephone calling records. The data
would be filtered through  software  that  would  constantly
look for suspicious patterns of behavior.

Feds Building Internet Monitoring Site
January 23, 2003
The  center,  which  has been in development for the past 15
months, is  a  key  piece  of  the  White  House's  national
cybersecurity  strategy  and  represents a major leap in the
federal government's effort to achieve real-time tracking of
the Internet's health.

FBI to snoop on network backbones?
WorldNetDaily, Feb 18, 2003 
Civil-liberties groups are urging Congress to cut off future
funding  for  a Federal Bureau of Investigation program that
allegedly would expand its wiretapping authority to  include
communications sent over Net backbones or wireless devices.

FBI Pulls Open Net For Wiretapping
Apr 4, 2003, AP
NEW YORK - Wiretapping takes on a whole new meaning now that
phone  calls  are being made over the Internet, posing legal
and technical hurdles for the FBI as it seeks to prevent the
emerging  services  from becoming a safe haven for criminals
and terrorists. The FBI wants regulators to affirm that such
services  fall under a 1994 law requiring phone companies to
build in surveillance capabilities. It also is  pushing  the
industry  to  create technical standards to make wiretapping
easier and cheaper.

U.N. group seeks control of Internet
November 18, 2003, The Washington Times, John Zarocostas

Cable taps into wiretap law
03/2004, CNET
March 16, 2004  By  Ben Charny Staff,  CNET News.com :
Vernon Irvin,  executive vice president at  security  vendor
VeriSign,  said  during  a recent interview that his company
had signed a deal with  a  "major  cable  operator"  in  the
United  States  to help it follow CALEA. He did not identify
the provider, but the  source  tagged  Time  Warner  as  the
company.  A  Time  Warner  representative  did  not  have an
immediate comment. Irvin, however,  did  assert  that  other
cable  companies  are sure to follow. That's because the FBI
has made public  a  far-reaching  proposal  to  require  all
broadband  Internet  providers--including  cable  modem  and
digital  subscriber  line  (DSL)  companies--to  restructure
their networks to support easy wiretapping by police.

Big Brother Wants to Monitor Your Internet Activity
Capitol Hill Blue, By TED  BRIDIS, Mar 14, 2004
Technology companies  should be required to ensure that  law
enforcement  agencies  can  install  wiretaps  on   Internet
traffic  and  new generations of digital communications, the
Justice Department says.

FBI pushes for broadband wiretap powers ISPs, Net phone
services would all have to rewire
MSNBC, By Ben Charny, Updated: March 12, 2004
The FBI's  request to the Federal  Communications Commission
aims   to   give   police   ready  access  to  any  form  of
Internet-based communications. If approved as  drafted,  the
proposal could dramatically expand the scope of the agency's
wiretap powers, raise costs for  cable  broadband  companies
and  complicate  Internet product development. Legal experts
said the 85-page filing  includes  language  that  could  be
interpreted  as  forcing  companies  to build backdoors into
everything from instant messaging and  voice  over  Internet
Protocol  (VoIP)  programs  to  Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming
service. The introduction  of  new  services  that  did  not
support  a  back  door  for  police  would  be outlawed, and
companies would be given 15 months  to  make  sure  existing
services comply.

FBI Plans To Track Suspects with Data-Mining Techniques
Technology  News: Networks: FBI Plans To Track Suspects with
Data-Mining Techniques,  By Gene J. Koprowski, TechNewsWorld
03/17/04 11:22 AM PT:
Internet  data,  whether  it  is  transmitted  via a digital
subscriber line (DSL), cable modem or dial-up  modem,  mixes
and  mingles  with  packets  of data from thousands of other
users. "As a result, any surveillance of  Internet  activity
necessarily  will  encompass  eavesdropping  on pipelines of
traffic of hundreds of nontargeted users to have any  chance
of  successfully  observing  one  'individual of interest,'"
said Getner.

Belgian police to snoop internet lines
Expatica News, 16 April 2004
BRUSSELS  -  The  League  of  Human  Rights  has  slammed  a
"scandalous"   move  by  the  Belgian  government  to  begin
snooping on private email communications  on  the  country's
high-speed internet lines...................................
Belgian press reports Friday claimed that unlike phone taps,
which are applied  to  a  specific  line,  the  snooping  on
high-speed internet lines would involve the filtering of all
email traffic in order to intercept the targeted user.

Wiretapping the Web
MSNBC/August 13, 2004 By Brian Braiker Newsweek
"As if hacking  worries  weren't  enough, two  recent  legal
developments  have  raised  further  fears among Web privacy
advocates in the United States. In  one  case,  the  Federal
Communications  Commission  voted  5-0 last week to prohibit
businesses from offering broadband or Internet phone service
unless they provide Uncle Sam with backdoors for wiretapping
access. And in a separate decision  last  month,  a  federal
appeals  court  decided  that  e-mail  and  other electronic
communications are not protected under a strict  reading  of
wiretap  laws."

Cyber Fears on Fed's Web Plan
New York Post, August 15, 2004, by Hilary Kramer
"August 15, 2004 -- With little fanfare, the Federal Reserve
will  begin  transferring  the nation's money supply over an
Internet-based system this month — a move critics say  could
open the U.S.'s banking system to cyber threats."

Cyberspace Gives Al Qaeda Refuge
Los Angeles Times/August 15, 2004, Douglas Frantz,
Pushing  Fear  for Total Control of the Internet and the End
of Freedom of Press and Speech

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We're all going to have to rethink how we deal with the int-
ernet.  As exciting as these new developments are, there are
a number of serious issues without any kind of editing func-
tion or gatekeeping function...." -- Hillary Rodham Clinton,
as quoted by  James Hirshen in  "Government Getekeepers Come 
After the Internet"

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will never learn whether the answer to that question is  yes
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