DHS announces plan to illegally scan emails, web traffic for ‘homeland security’

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News  |  published on March 25, 2013

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When the Department of Homeland Security was created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, nothing was said – at least publicly – that the newly formed agency would be permitted to operate outside of the confines of the U.S. Constitution.

And yet, as time has passed, DHS has become the poster child of constitutional abuses, and of course, all in the name of safety and security.

The latest assault would shred what is left of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age under a proposal that will allow DHS snoops to scan all Internet traffic that flows into and out of defense contractors, which would include a much greater number of the nations’ private, civilian-operated infrastructure.

Per NBC News: “As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attacks.”

This blatant abuse of the Bill of Rights can’t be pinned on Congress, either. Rather, it comes from none other than a “constitutional law professor” – President Obama.

Under an executive order ostensibly pertaining to cyber security that Obama issued in February, the extra snooping will allegedly be driven by classified information given to U.S. intelligence agencies, to include information from the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Md., “on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts,” NBC News reported.

The order was issued following a briefing by top U.S. intelligence officials who warned that cyber attacks have become the most serious threat to the nation, replacing terrorism.

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