An anonymous source this week claimed that the NSA head, Gen. Keith Alexander recently briefed the White House declaring that the activist group Anonymous may have the capabilities to launch a cyberattack to take down parts of the power grid. Their reasoning is transparent: the censorship bill would not be effective without the NSA monitoring the Internet. The accusations were unsourced, much like the Sun and/or the National Enquirer, so the blame (deflection) is laid at the doorstep of an idea called, Anonymous. The group of activists/hacktivists have previously denounced this claim.
And now, the NSA is forewarned:
Anonymous members have already deleted sensitive information they accidentally happened upon regarding 40,000 residents in Alabama. Members of the group would hardly harm the people they are trying to protect. Eliminating the most relevant tool they utilize in order to fight the government censoring of our Free Speech is absurd.
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) has been an advocating force for the U.S. government censoring the American people, calling to develop an internet shut-off switch which he says is needed to defend the economic infrastructure from a cyberterrorist attack. On CNN Lieberman stated, “Right now China can disconnect parts of its internet in case of war. We need to have that too.”
No, we really don’t.