Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bloggers in the crosshairs of Bush administration

This can't be good.
The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers.
Yes, that's right - it says bloggers and it gets worse.
Participants confirmed parts of the worldwide simulation challenged government officials and industry executives to respond to deliberate misinformation campaigns and activist calls by Internet bloggers, online diarists whose "Web logs" include political rantings and musings about current events.
Might it also include deliberate campaigns to expose government misinformation? Meanwhile, this diary at Kos connects the dots on what suggests a campaign to cast bloggers as a threat of some kind to national security.

Me, I'm thinking about those "emergency detention camps" the Bush administration just contracted out. Wouldn't you say that talk of a pending police state has lost its tinfoil sheen and is starting to look pretty damn credible?

[ht to Jules Siegel]
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2 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

Just once I would like to read something good about this administration. The news just goes from bad to worse all the time.

BTW, did you know Kevin has a blog up and running?

1:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

You're way ahead of me as always Kathy. Thanks for the heads up.

2:25:00 PM  

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