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DHS to Scan Emails and Increase Monitoring of Web Traffic

melfan Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 11:14 PM
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” - Voltaire

The U.S. Government has decided to expand a program that scans Internet traffic in and out of defense contractors to include more private, civilian-run operations. Now more private sector employees will have their emails and Internet activities scanned. Those affected include big banks, utilities and transportation companies.

Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other...