Privacy Versus Online Safety
The Cyberdefense plan recently outlined by President Obama may undercut the personal privacy & civil liberties of individuals in an attempt to battle cyber terrorism. This has HUGE implications for everyone in the United States & abroad, as it will essentially allow the U.S. Military to “patrol” the Internet where it has so far been prohibited from operating. Pentagon officials have claimed that there is no other way.
In his speech from the White House, President Obama said the plan “will not — include monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”