Obama Won’t Wait for CISPA, Signs Own Orwellian Cybersecurity Executive Order

February 16, 2015   |   Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl
February 15, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA)  The president signed an executive order Saturday after a speech at a ‘Cyber Security Summit’ at Stanford University, while many were distracted with Valentine’s Day. The ever-hated CISPA legislation has stalled in congress thanks to public outcry, but Obama has decided to act on his own.

“Executive Order — Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” was apparently intended to coerce organizations and corporations to share more info with the government, while promoting the creation of organizations to process data collected for an unspecified end.

The executive order specifically talks about the formation of ‘Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations’ (ISAOs), Orwellian corporate and/or government organizations that process massive amounts of data collected from people through every imaginable way. This obviously can’t be good. The tech sector is already voicing its skepticism of the bill, citing government overreach and lack of reforms to the NSA’s spying program:

“Typical of these concerns were the remarks of Apple CEO Tim Cook who gave a vigorous speech at the same Stanford cyber meeting that seemed to challenge the president’s appeal for greater cooperation. Cook issued a dire warning that the threat to privacy posed by technology “risks our way of life.”
Other major tech CEOs snubbed the White House cyber summit at Stanford, reflecting private sector worries. The no-shows included Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.”

The executive order says,

“The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall strongly encourage the development and formation of Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs).
(b) ISAOs may be organized on the basis of sector, sub-sector, region, or any other affinity, including in response to particular emerging threats or vulnerabilities. ISAO membership may be drawn from the public or private sectors, or consist of a combination of public and private sector organizations. ISAOs may be formed as for-profit or nonprofit entities.”

The president predictably utilized his refined lying skills and charisma to fear-monger a bit; saying, “As a country, one of our greatest resources are the young people, the digitally fearless. But it also means that the problem of how we secure this digital world will only increase,”

So this order looks like it will serve to back up current NSA operations, and shift some power to the Department of Homeland Security. It also looks like they may fund the creation of ‘ISAO’s. I highly recommend you read it for yourself, it is not very long.

They essentially are expanding upon the foundation they have been constructing, for multiple government and non-government, non-profit and of course for profit ‘ISAO’s. The President want’s to build a kind of web of infrastructure reminiscent of the military-industrial-complex, except for mass surveillance.

The question is: what exactly will this function to do? What will these ‘Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations’ actually accomplish, and who will be incarcerated or targeted as a result of their work?

Perhaps an even better question, what are we citizens actually going to do about this?

Talking about it is necessary first step; but at some point some form of mass, hardcore disobedience or something along those lines must be pursued to have any chance of abolishing these power grabs. Some form of actual action is necessary to slowing or halting the progression of these webs of entrapping, fascist infrastructure. I am not advocating for violence, but mass disobedience.

Please share this with as many people as possible, and maybe it would benefit us to have some kind of roundtable discussions about this. I highly recommend keeping your eyes on this surveillance infrastructure.

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Author: Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in March of 2014. His topics of interest include thinking, creating a future, deep spirituality, and astrology. He resides in Sacramento, California.

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  2. The Department of Homeland Security is the real terrorist organization, and the President is also proving to be a fascist, anti-American TRAITOR. THE PEOPLE should drag all their worthless carcasses into the street and treat them as such.

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  3. Fuck Barack Obama. http://www.obamasweapon.com

    They have this system in place already and the system hasn't even been fully exposed yet. The system DARPA invented is called Total Information Awareness, all info of every day folk recorded and analyzed and used to exploit society. According to Dr. Robert Duncan, and Russ Tice, they have already exposed something much worse out there as have I. They have full space capability, radar capability, directed energy warfare systems, and brain hacking systems installed nationally to target and watch every day systems and it has been patented for decades. This uses everyday building penetrating tomography to allow full brain scans, body scans, home scans, business scans, etc.

    Fuck you.

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  4. Okay so, originally I wanted to believe that some of this executive orders were just for important things, like "Oh this is a really bad situation, I'm going to sign this in -right now- because it can't wait anymore" But as I sit and watch a bit more, I'm struggling with these last few terms. I feel like even though I don't exactly know what's going on (I finally stopped watching the news because worrying about it was only causing me more anxiety and more migraine issues) that I do have a right as an american to stand up and say that this isn't right.

    But it's also not right to call Obama names, that could get us all in trouble, and I don't want anyone to get in trouble because of something that he did, whether it was for our protection or not. Lately I feel like people are jumping at the chance to be angry and mad at the government, this piece of information makes me go "yeah I understand their reason for that" But the thing of it is, is that he's going to be out of office in a year, and hopefully someone with some intelligence is going to get in there. (Maybe someone a little more green, and less bent on spending money, let's fix the problems we have now, not spend more money right?)

    The thing is, is that there is not ever going to be a proper solution to ANY of this internet stuff, because the people of ISIS is using it to recruit members, and that's why the government thinks it's fair game now. "You tread on us, we'll tread on you". It's stupid really, because now it's just going to make people even more angry. I am not a person who comes by anger easily, But I'll tell you what, I found it funny when the Jail in my town was shut down, and converted into a place for the "Civil unresters" If that gives you a true view as to where this is all going.

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  5. Again he is over stepping his authority and this to will be shot down. I believe he has become a power hungry lunatic who thinks whatever he wants he gets — WRONG. We need to give him a 1 way ticket to Kenya never to step foot on U.S. soil again.

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  6. And God only knows what Lazer they are using to corrupt brains to be hi-jacked for their special projects. We are way past the Jetsons and Dick Tracy.

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  7. It is finally going down. The police state is being established, the mechanism for permanent election victories through Latin American "electoral alchemy" by the wholesale importation of Latin Americans is about to begin operating and it is only a matter of time before some pretext is chosen for the clampdown. Every American citizen who does not want to be a Mexamerican subject must be prepared to resist a rogue government that has turned on its own people.

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  8. It is not HIS JOB to even think of this. This so called Null and Void executive order is Illegal and is one of many orders he is trying to create on his own. How is it that this man…this criminal continues to do what he wants without Law Enforcement on his ass. This is another reason the people need to elect an Attorney General and not the President.

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  9. Obama can go straight to hell. I think he has lost his mind. I think Sara Palin is correct in suggesting impeachment.

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  10. let them scan my brain they will get an ear full, and like you say , who knows what else they have ,, because it's all secrite , just like there death ray they have in alaska, shooting billions of volts into the sky, wonder wy the weather is screwed up, like they use to say in the sixties, no wounder the wheater is so screwed up with all the hole they punch in the attmusfear, after ever space launch we had bad weather for weeks

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  11. How can this tratior do this its invasion of privacy how much power are we going to give this idiot we need a revolution now

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  12. He is not an American he a Muslim. Trying to take America down on every front.he is a traitor and has committed crimes against our country. Time to go

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  14. How can anybody vote for this man?

    Google "Two Minute Conservative" for clarity.

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  15. does this 'surprise' anyone??? didnt think so! does anyone give a crap? didnt think so!

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