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How Much Have Americans Been Spied On By The Gov’t Since 2001? Sharyl Attkisson Provides The Ugly Truth

How Much Have Americans Been Spied On By The Gov’t Since 2001? Sharyl Attkisson Provides The Ugly Truth

We’ve all heard about at least some of this before.  Thanks to Full Measure for producing this new segment reminding us about why this should tick us off. Independent journalist Sharyl Attkisson also provides an update about her own computer intrusion by the U.S. government in this video.

We begin with an examination of one of the worst abuses of government power that could happen in our society. Illegal spying on U.S. citizens. Amid findings about egregious violations by our intelligence community, there’s a criminal investigation. And the court that approves surveillance on U.S. citizens has instructed the FBI to implement new safeguards as of this week. As our intelligence agencies face what may be their biggest scrutiny in decades, we examine how we got here.

Our examination of government surveillance controversies begins in 2001. Under FBI Director Robert Mueller, new rules were imposed to address FBI abuses.

FBI Agents had repeatedly gotten caught submitting false information to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to justify wiretapping or spying on U.S. citizens.

Unfortunately, increasing surveillance on non-consenting Americans by a variety of entities seems to be the new norm thanks to new and unsafe technology being forcibly installed throughout our communities (see 1234567) and even on our homes.  Activist Post reports about this regularly.  For more information, visit our archives.

Courtesy of Utility “Smart” Meters and Grid: 48% of Power and Utility CEOs Think Cybersecurity Attacks Are Inevitable. More Tax Dollars Wasted to Try to Fix.

Courtesy of Utility “Smart” Meters and Grid: 48% of Power and Utility CEOs Think Cybersecurity Attacks Are Inevitable. More Tax Dollars Wasted to Try to Fix.

From their mouths to your ears, a recent article from Utility Dive confirms what opponents have been saying ALL ALONG – the implementation of the “Smart Grid” along with the installation of millions of utility “Smart” Meters and related infrastructure have created a recipe for cybersecurity disaster.  Not only that – more tax dollars are being wasted to try to fix what many experts have always considered to be unfixable in re cybersecurity risk and “Smart” utility technology:

From the article:

The broader KPMG report focuses on CEOs across a number of industries, and finds it isn’t just power and utilities executives who worry about the balance between technological innovation and susceptibility to cyberattacks. The top concern for CEOs in general are economic nationalism, followed by cybersecurity, “disruptive technology risk” and climate change risk.

For utility executives, cybersecurity continues to be a top concern as grid modernization potentially opens up the power sector to more vulnerabilities.

“In theory, a grid with more distributed resources can increase the potential attack surface for adversaries because the capacity of distributed generation, including renewables, has grown exponentially over the last decade,” Bill Lawrence, director of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, told Utility Dive in May.

Connecticut officials in September found there had been millions of attempts to hack utilities in the state over the past year, though all intrusions were successfully prevented. In October, seven Russian military officials were indicted for hacking-related charges, including allegedly trying to steal login credentials from Westinghouse Electric employees involved with advanced nuclear reactor development.

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