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Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing 83

Posted by samzenpus
from the learning-to-share dept.
wiredmikey writes "President Obama on Wednesday released a national strategy designed to balance the sharing of information with those who need it to keep the country safe, while protecting the same data from those who would use it to cause harm. 'The National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding' outlines how the government will attempt to responsibly share and protect data that enhances national security and protects the American people. The national strategy will define how the federal government and its assorted departments and agencies share their data. Agencies can also share services and work towards data and network interoperability to be more efficient, the President said. The President aimed to address concerns over Privacy by noting, 'This strategy makes it clear that the individual privacy, civil rights and civil liberties of United States persons must be — and will be — protected.' The full document is available here in PDF format from the White House website."
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Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 20, 2012 @06:50AM (#42346051)

    I call shenanigans. This is just their attempt at making us feel better so that we'll (resist less when we) "share" more data with them.

    This strategy makes it clear that the individual privacy, civil rights and civil liberties of United States persons must be — and will be — protected.

    The US government does what it wants, when it wants. They "share" information by not protecting or encrypting data (ooooh, a laptop!) or by squeezing it out of foreign countries, and many other ways. They want every ISP to keep perpetual records on any and all web activity, cell providers to hand out live and historical GPS info, blah blah blah.

    For those on their "If you're not doing anything wrong ..." soapbox just keep in mind that they will eventually get to the point that trying to protect the last semblance of privacy from the government will be classified as "doing something wrong". There's no need to keep any secrets lad, because we'll keep 'em for you. Scouts honor.

  • Lame (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 20, 2012 @07:28AM (#42346173)

    Lame. Lame president. Lame administration.

  • by Mitreya (579078) <> on Thursday December 20, 2012 @07:52AM (#42346233)

    This is a great sigh of relief to people like Julian Assange, Private Bradley Manning and those who respect their leadership and courage to share information about what their government is up to.

    Ah, yes, I am sure there are directives in there about no longer hounding Assange, no longer blocking Wikileaks donations and letting Manning off for the inhumane treatment he suffered. No?

    This wouldn't be coming from the same President Obama who publicly declared Manning to be guilty long before any trial []?

  • Re:Bullshit. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Mitreya (579078) <> on Thursday December 20, 2012 @07:59AM (#42346267)

    Yeah, right. This coming from the alleged constitutional law professor who signed the PATRIOT act extension.

    Not to mention personally signing off on people who were put on a "kill list". It is so very surreal, what goes on nowdays.

  • by Mitreya (579078) <> on Thursday December 20, 2012 @08:10AM (#42346301)

    The Senate is about to vote on an extension of the controversial FISA Amendments Act -- the unconstitutional law that allows the NSA to spy on Americans speaking to people abroad without a warrant. Yet you wouldn't know it by watching CSPAN because the Senate isn't debating it.

    Why would they debate it? Both sides agree on every single military/security-related issue at this point.

    The presidential debates were so interesting, with Obama and Romney competing to see who likes military drones more or who will promise to bomb more countries (Romney wins on that one, but not by much).

  • by DarkOx (621550) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @08:22AM (#42346333) Journal

    That is Obama's true genius he knows how to use new speak, better than anyone. He talks peace, but if anything is quicker to use a "kinetic military action" than even GWB was and does it with less congressional oversight.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil