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US To Release International Cyber Strategy Today 64

Posted by CmdrTaco
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vivIsel writes "Today, the Obama Administration will be releasing its first-ever strategy for 'international cooperation in cyberspace.' Following on Friday's release of the White House domestic cybersecurity proposal, this strategy document will govern how the US behaves on the international stage — including around big issues like internet governance and internet freedom. The strategy's unveiling, which will be keynoted by Hillary Clinton with remarks by Secretaries Holder, Locke and Napolitano, will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov starting at 3:00PM EDT today."
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US To Release International Cyber Strategy Today

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  • Let me guess (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:08AM (#36140378)

    It will include yet even more revenue, and assume yet even more power over the people, all the while making the business of government more lucrative for those at the top of the pyramid.

    I can't put my finger on it, but this all seems very, very familiar, as if this cyclical expansion of government has been repeating for 200 years.

  • US document... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by msauve (701917) on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:14AM (#36140438)

    "this strategy document will govern how the U.S. behaves on the international stage — including around big issues like internet governance and internet freedom."

    Let me summarize: "We'll use a bunch of flowery language like "freedom" and "democratic," but in the end, we'll do WTF we want, while you'll bend over and like it."

  • Re:Let me guess (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Tsingi (870990) <graham.rick@gmail . c om> on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:18AM (#36140476)

    It will include yet even more revenue, and assume yet even more power over the people, all the while making the business of government more lucrative for those at the top of the pyramid.

    I can't put my finger on it, but this all seems very, very familiar, as if this cyclical expansion of government has been repeating for 200 years.

    Of course, you can't just have a free and open internet, anywhere in the world. You get upstarts like WikiLeaks and DemocracyNow that tell people things they should not know.

    This does not please the corporate Overlords. Look for the complete reversal of net neutrality over the next few years.

  • by The O Rly Factor (1977536) on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:22AM (#36140532)
    Our campaign contributors and special interest lobbies^H^H^H^H^H^Hintelligence agencies have indicated that pirates^Hterrorists are causing massive profit losses to our chief campaign supporters^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hinfringements on our patriotic American freedoms, so therefore we decided we now have the power to confiscate any domain name for any reason without due process. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
  • Re:Summary (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Bob9113 (14996) on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:54AM (#36140868) Homepage

    "1. Pull the plug on Grandma, as per Republican Budget plans
    2. Tax cuts for the rich paid for by pulling the plug on medical care for the poor
    3. Transfer of American natural resources to oil companies, who will sell us back these resources at a 500% markup
    4. Vote for the same Republicans that just ruined the country
    5. Lose the Senate in 2012 (enables moneygrab/poormurder)
    6. Censor the internet on behalf of the MAFIAA"

    You seem to be buying the stagecraft. The Democrats are just playing Dean Martin to the Republican's Jerry Lewis. There has to be a remotely credible opposition to facilitate the transition to oligarchy without the frog jumping out of the pot. As long as a significant portion of the populace thinks the Democrats present a realistic threat to corporate integration into government, Democrats (and Republicans) will keep getting elected, and keep approving corporatist handovers like the health care package.

    People need to believe there is a balance struck by opposing forces, so they imagine that Democrats and Republicans are not on the same side. The CItizens United ruling (and most critically its affirmation of the utterly antithetical-to-American-democracy concept of corporate person-hood) put a bullet in the head of that dying notion.

    I completely understand, and agree, that there is at the moment no more credible opposition to the oligarchy than the Democrats. But that is only because it is a two-man show and their role is meant to be less obviously hostile to We The People, not because they are dancing to a different piper's tune.

  • Re:Let me guess (Score:3, Insightful)

    by kelemvor4 (1980226) on Monday May 16, 2011 @12:06PM (#36141000)

    I can't put my finger on it, but this all seems very, very familiar, as if this cyclical expansion of government has been repeating for 200 years.

    I think it's more like repeating as long as humanity has existed.

  • by Bob9113 (14996) on Monday May 16, 2011 @12:10PM (#36141032) Homepage

    From the Article: 'It said the document outlines the US agenda "for partnering with other nations and peoples to ensure the prosperity, security, and openness that we seek in our increasingly networked world."'

    Let's see: Prosperity, Security, and Openness.

    Let me guess -- in that order, right?

    Here's how it plays out:

    "What's first on the agenda today, gentlemen?"

    "Prosperity"

    "All-right, I asked around, and all the lobbyists in my outer office agree on how to maximize prosperity. We should give total control of popular content to the MAFIAA and the Cable and Telcos. Next?"

    "Security"

    "Right; absolute authority to shut down anyone, anywhere, anytime, for any reason, without having to document anything goes to National Cyber Command. Next?"

    "Oppenness"

    "Perfect -- nations we don't like, and which are small enough that we can kick their ass, have to allow their people to speak freely on the Internet."

    "Awesome, I think we're done. Who's up for a round of golf?"

    "Now hang on, there -- we have to make this look like it was a challenging struggle between opposing voices interested only in the best principles of American democracy."

    "Right, let's get a couple of the spin doctors to rewrite the health-care debate script. Most of the public bought that."

    "Hahaha, that's awesome. Make it so."

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