Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Orwell’s Dream? U.S. Cybersecurity Program May Scan Private Web Traffic

The U.S. government is reportedly expanding its cybersecurity program beyond tracking e-mails and Web traffic among and between defense contractors, taking its watchful eye into other areas of private, civilian Internet usage. This expansion is apparently in response of a executive order from the White House in February regarding cybersecurity, and is could very well affect employees in various private-business sectors like transportation, utilities and big banks – areas where classified information could be transmitted.

The government scans will primarily be keyed by classified information supplied by U.S. intelligence agencies regarding any new or serious ongoing threats or hacking attempts. Under this program, the Department of Homeland Security to gather the data and give it to a consortium of telecom companies and cybersecurity providers with the proper level of government clearance. This consortium will sort through all of the information provided in e-mail and Web traffic and deliver an aggregate report (not any specific data that would reveal individuals) to DHS.

“That allows us to provide more sensitive information,” said a senior DHS official who was not named. “We will provide the information to the security service providers that they need to perform this function.”

By the way, in case you’re wondering – there is not, as of yet, an official definition of the types of “classified” data that will be tracked.

What do you think about this new cybersecurity program? Does ti go too far with personal liberty for the sake of security? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.