The government is seriously going after hackers right now… to hire them, not to throw them in jail!
Government agents visited hackers at the DefCon convention in Las Vegas this year. This time, rather than arresting the hackers, the government wants to put them on the payroll. Federal News Radio says that the National Security Agency hopes to hire about 3,000 hackers as it prepares to meet presumed, but unspecified threats.
A surprise buildup
Showing blatant aggression in its pursuit of hacking expertise, the NSA has stirred alarm that the hackers may be unleashed against American citizens. After all, budget cuts have scaled back many military operations intended to wage cyber warfare, so the NSA beef-up seems counter-intuitive unless the Obama regime aims to use cyber assets against domestic threats. What the government deems a threat these days, however, is nebulous at best. In the opinion of many, the government considers yesterday’s patriot as today’s domestic terrorist.
A lost cause
If the NSA buildup is to confront a foreign threat of cyber war, that doesn’t make sense either: that war is lost. According to a recent McAffee report,
every company in every conceivable industry with significant size and valuable intellectual property and trade secrets has been compromised
NSA tyranny suspected
A recent Wall Street Journal report exposed the fact that the NSA could be tracking the locations of American citizens without a warrant. When questioned by lawmakers on the hill, NSA lawyer Matthew Olson refused to answer. Guess what that means.
Next time the government says that it has no money, just remember: it has plenty enough money to go after law abiding citizens like you and me, especially if we dare exercise our constitutional and human rights.
In the current civil and human rights climate in the United States, I think it’s safe to say that the thousands of hackers recruited by NSA and paid hefty salaries out of American debt will be the ones who threaten us all with cyber-tyranny.