February 15, 2011

This is a joke, right?

I'm not thinking our Captalist overlords are going to want to see this kind of Government intrusion.

The State Department plans to finance programs like circumvention services, which enable users to evade Internet firewalls, and training for human rights workers on how to secure their e-mail from surveillance or wipe incriminating data from cellphones if they are detained by the police.

Though the policy has been on the drawing board for months, it has new urgency in light of the turmoil in the Arab world, because it will be part of a larger debate over how the United States weighs its alliances with entrenched leaders against the young people inspired by the events in Tunisia and Egypt.
I wouldn't think the knobgobblers at the State Department would know how to get a dialtone on a house phone.
It will be interesting to follow the development of this new Internet freedom policy, especially with the Senate considering a bill allowing the president to turn off the Internet during a cyberattack.
There is more to this story.......