Don't log onto US Government Web Sites?


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MagneticEnergy

The "privacy" notice for the CARS (cash for clunkers) program
includes the phrase
"authorized" foreign officials (from what, North Korea) will be able
to snoop on this "new government property" (by proceeding on the web
site, your computer becomes "property of the US government"? I'm
watching Glenn Beck (on Tivo), and this notice is nothing more than a
violation of the 4th Amendment, unreasonable search and
"seizure" (control) of private
property.

Go use the car dealer computers, not your own? I suppose if you
absolutely have to log on to a government web site, you can simply
"destroy" your computer by erasing the hard drive, and then create a
"new" computer that they do not have authority to control. In fact,
if Microsoft updates your computer, with a security update, or you
update your computer with new software, it is not the same computer
any more, is it?

Also live distros of the Linux "live" versions, which are basically
computer systems that run temporarily in ram, may become the only way
to interact with the government (and have large security holes, since
those
computers are not updated as frequently as Windows systems, the
average user may not understand how to "respin" a live booting disc,
of course this only works if you buy a removable hard drive "caddy"
that allows you to remove the hard drive before you boot up the
system?

Is it time to release new security programs for consumers that will
automatically start creating millions of new file folders and dummy
files, some encrypted, some not, all with random file names to fill up
empty space on computers in order to give "busy bodies" looking at
private systems without permission something to do?

Gee, why would they allow this new "government computer" to
communicate with other computers if they don't like what you are
saying? It sounds like nothing to do with privacy, but everything to
do with stealing something that is not theirs, your personal
information, ideas, intellectual property, and more?

The bottom line, it is not necessary to use your "personal computer"
to do things on the internet, you can use more than one device
(phones, etc.), and you can also create your own "net box" using
Windows Embedded (free)?

And more importantly, how can you be responsible for your computer any
more if "authorized foreign agents" can tap into your computer for
whatever purpose, and they happen to be idiots, and you can't see what
they are doing?

Don't you just love public officials that don't worry about minor
issues, such as using Chinese money to fund their brilliant ideas?
Gee, I guess we will just have to go back to using things like
brilliant white signs, with paint, and walk the streets when we become
un-employed?

Did you get the flight number of your Congressional Representative, so
you can meet him at the air port when he comes home, and show him how
welcome they are? Will you be asking them if this is going to be the
new "privacy policy" for all government web sites, to
"seize" (control) of private property simply because you talk to the
government, or have to actually research what new laws they pass?
 
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MagneticEnergy

Oh, the actual phrase is "while logged on"? Once you log off, the
computer system is no longer the "property of the US government"?
 
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Is it time to release new security programs for consumers that will
automatically start creating millions of new file folders and dummy
files, some encrypted, some not, all with random file names to fill up
empty space on computers in order to give "busy bodies" looking at
private systems without permission something to do?

i almost died of oxygen deprivation laughing at this, friend you
seriously tickled my funny bone with that one! :D
 

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