The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


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Jul 11, 2010

Google Outs Members Of Congress With Sensitive Committee Info, Broadcasting On Unsecure Personal Wi-Fi Networks!

Google Street View accused of Congress 'snooping',  

including some involved in national security issues! 

In a statement, Google wrote "as we've said before, it was a mistake for us to include code in our software that collected payload data, but we believe we did nothing illegal. We're continuing to work with relevant authorities to answer their questions and concerns".

"We think the Google Wi-Spy effort is one of the biggest wire tapping scandals in US history," John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog told BBC News.

Consumer Watchdog wants Congress to hold hearings on the issue and ensure that Google boss Mr Schmidt be made to testify under oath.
The search giant said the snippets could include parts of an email, text, photograph, or even the website someone might be viewing. 

This practice is often described as "drive-by spying" and is favoured by criminals who trawl the streets to find houses or businesses using unencrypted wifi, so they can steal financial information. 
The Consumer Watchdog group conducted an experiment to highlight the vulnerability some users expose themselves to by retracing the same routes, used by Street View cars, to detect unencrypted or open networks
Consumer Watchdog focused on a number of high profile politicians whose homes appear on Google's Street View maps.
It found that Congresswoman Jane Harman, who heads the intelligence sub committee for the House's Homeland Security Committee, has an open home network that could have leaked out vital information that could have been picked up by Street View vehicles.
Included is the home of Congressman Henry Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over internet issues.
"Our purpose was to show that members of Congress are targets just as much as every other citizen in the land" said Mr Simpson. 
 (DUH-Do You Think?)
  The Computer & Communications Industry Association, CCIA, said the tactics used by Consumer Watchdog left a lot to be desired.
"What Consumer Watchdog did was not a useful contribution to what could and should be a broader online privacy debate," said CCIA president Ed Black.
"They detected unsecured wifi networks that anyone, including neighbours, can pick up. It proves nothing about what, if anything, a person or company like Google might have done to intercept and record data." 

These reckless actions by Members of Congress, Committee Members, should cost them their Seats! 

What are these Elected Officials doing BROADCASTING 

national security issues, or any sensitive issues,


 H/T > Drudge,



Anonymous said...

I am one that tends to favor business over government, but google is as left leaning as our congress. I could go either way on this.

They Say/We Say said...

Irregardless of how anyone looks at google, the careless/reckless dummies have broadcast sensitive material for any snooper or unsuspecting surfer looking for a way to get on line.
And there are some who wonder why the Russian's or any other country have Spy's here. It is just to easy, we seem to be giving away the farm!

The_Kid said...

Oh, I absolutely believe government is as loose as a goose when it comes to cyber-security. There is plenty of information on the net to make the case. It's been proven over and over.

After all, the government is the absolute worst at procedure, security and efficiency. It's not their money.

And do you think obama and crew are spending money on up to date virus and security software for all the computers under the government's umbrella? If you do, you need to see a doctor.

LL said...

It's simply depressing.

WomanHonorThyself said...

he careless/reckless dummies have broadcast sensitive material for any snooper or unsuspecting surfer looking for a way to get on line....true!..and watch how no LIBS will even bat an eye!

They Say/We Say said...

Right, LL; monkey see monkey do- the way the DP Media are all ganging up on Google and not even considering the spin I take for this stupid story. And scary, after learning how long the Russian plants have had free reign of the landscape!

WHT, right also. The LIB's have not even let this sink in- or they hoped no one would bring this up.
Kid, the money lotted for the syber-security must have been diverted for new TEE-TIMES!

Opus #6 said...

I hope they learn from this.

They Say/We Say said...

Opus, unless they sashay over to this side of the tracks, they haven't even given this spin a first glance.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi THey Say
This is just outrageous. Every day there is more and more crap from these clueless clowns.
They don't care about security, of our borders or anything else. Thanks for posting this. Of course the MSM is ignoring this. If the republicans had done it, they'd be having fits.

christian soldier said...

they do have access to technical staff that can 'put up barriers' to protect sensitive information-

question-why didn't their staff warn the congress members of the danger of access or-did the members know and did nothing to protect sensitive information?

They Say/We Say said...

C-CS, the reason for this Post!
Just when you think you have everyone fooled- the FBI or some alphabet sleuth nabs a bad guy (11 Spies), and someone starts to put 2and2 together.

They Say/We Say said...

Hi Bunni. The DP Media did not even hint the story like I spun it. Ummmm.
Do they not want the Traitors in our Gov. to be exposed?
Watch Dog Media--Ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA Ha Ha HA HA ha ha...

Longhaired Conservative said...

Linked you. Have a great weekend!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ... stupid is as stupid does.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hope alls well !

They Say/We Say said...

MNR, thanks for the link!

Odie, thanks for the visit and comment.

WHT, thanks for the visit and all is well. Hope you are doing ok.