Meet the latest boogey monster...
You may have noticed the chatter building up to today's MSM Chinese hacker frenzy. For example, Google's Schmidt said just a few weeks ago that Chinese hackers were the greatest threat to the internet.
Now suddenly, a cyber-security firm (Mandiant: Link) decides to release a very impressive report describing the results of its ongoing investigation of Chinese hacking activities involving a nefarious government building in Shanghai and data vampirism of intellectual property etc. Enter, the MSM propagandistas.
I have little doubt that China is engaged in some form cyber espionage enabled by technology sold to them by American tech companies. I doubt, however, they are trying to spy on each of you.
More importantly, I have no doubt who is.
Did the Chinese create virus called Stuxnet? Are they building a gigantic server farm in some dystopian data bunker deep in a mountain somewhere out west? Are they busy trying to create a data hologram of everything that happens online? Yadda, yadda.
Here is something else I know:
Electronic Frontier Foundation via Boing Boing--
"Last year, Representatives Rogers and Ruppersberger introduced CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law. CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency.
This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation.
Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill.
Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?"
"Those Chinese hackers are everywhere, we have to pass another new law for spying on American citizens ordering Chinese food!"
Hey, what do I know. It's Copernicus' birthday and I'm just a tin hatted fringe low brow ZH moron.
"I got this moron thing that I do, it's called thinking."--George Carlin