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Under New Proposed Internet Laws, We Will All Be Felons

Did you know it is a misdemeanor to use your work computer to email your friends? If you check the score of the ballgame from work, it is also a misdemeanor. If you make reservations for dinner from your work computer you have also committed a crime. If you check your Facebook account on your lunch break from your work computer, you could be fined and could go to jail. The law which criminalizes such behaviors is called the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and if the Department of Justice (DOJ) gets its way, they want to make misusing your computer in any way a felony under the “exceeds authorized use” of any computer including you own personal computer. For all of the above offenses, you could be prosecuted and most likely play a fine. However, if the DOJ gets its way, you will go to jail because they will prosecute you as a felon if they convince Congress to strengthen this 1986 law!

Facebook Becomes Fascist Book

 

Facebook has joined in on the debate. You know Facebook, the company started up by the CIA so they could spy on us. Many on Facebook already refer to it as Fascistbook because they “punish” users for sending friends requests, despite the fact that Facebook sends these potential “friends” right to your page and invites you to do so. And if you send too many shared messages out at one time, they will suspend your account. Yet, nobody could tell you how many messages and shares can you send before you are in trouble as Facebook keeps this a secret. Technically, you have committed a misdemeanor by violating Facebook’s vague users agreement.

Now, the police state surveillance grid wants to interject themselves into the enforcement of Facebook policy and begin to prosecute violators of the fake name rules as written by the legal scholars at Facebook.

Around the first of the year, Facebook suspended the accounts of activists Michael Rivero and Jon Rappoport presumably because they did not follow some obscure Facebook editorial policy. And if that was not bad enough, now the DOJ wants to go after Facebook users who break Facebook rules and they want to prosecute violations of Facebook policy as a felony, especially if one uses a name other than their real name. The intent is obvious. The dossier being prepared and updated daily by the NSA on your personal threat matrix score will not be as accurate as they desire if you use aliases in the social media arena. Big Brother has to know where you are at all times and what you are up to or the police state surveillance grid will be compromised if you are allowed to use an alias.

The Tyranny Does Not End With Facebook

Have you ever registered on an online dating website? Do you think anyone has ever understated their weight on a dating website, or have shaved a few years off of their age in an online profile?

If you submitted a slightly embellished resume to a prospective employer, via the internet, you could soon go to jail as a felon under the new proposed DOJ rules.

Technically, under this proposal, if a male lied to a female about loving her in an email, solely for the accused purpose of having sexual relations, the male could soon be guilty of a felony.

Under this new proposal, anyone lying on any website could go to jail no matter how innocent the “white” lie.

Richard Downing, the DOJ’s deputy computer crime chief, delivered the request to criminalize any kind of misrepresentation on the internet and to criminalize, as a felony, any violation of the proposed new rules. The DOJ argued that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which is an amendment to the Counterfeit Access Device and Abuse Act generally used to prosecute hacking and other serious cyber-crimes, and which went into effect in 1986, must give prosecutors the ability to charge people “based upon a violation of terms of service or similar contractual agreement with an employer or provider.” Not only that, how many of you have ever signed a terms of service agreement before you could log in on a Wifi or access a website? Did you really read the user’s agreement that you signed? Would you even know if you had ever violated a terms of service or user’s agreement form? The answer for nearly all of us is a resounding no.

If Congress were to ever give in to the demands of the DOJ and criminalize every inaccuracy on the internet, then the legal question of ex post facto laws comes into play. Ex post facto means that the government cannot criminalize a behavior for what happened on Monday by passing a law outlawing the behavior on Tuesday. Because the vast majority of postings on the internet are in perpetuity, something that you posted five years ago, way before any law was passed, could still come back to haunt you because the “crime” was still in progress because the posting was still active on the internet today. This could represent an entire undoing of due process procedures in court.   

Good News, Bad News and Very Bad News

The DOJ lost their bid to criminalize every internet inaccuracy in December of 2012. This is the temporary good news.

The bad news is that both the DOJ and the FBI have been back up on Capitol Hill with similar proposals since that time. Congress may have extended the illegal surveillance powers of the NSA, but they have not had the guts to pass laws that would make it a virtual certainty that one day, intentionally or not, every web-surfing American will violate some type of a “terms of service agreement”, thus, rendering you vulnerable to prosecution as a felon. At least they have not until now. This is the bad news.

Assume you were a dissenter and becoming an annoyance to the administration. To get you out of the way, all they would need to do is to assign a small team of internet forensics investigators who would investigate your behavior for every site you have ever visited. And one day, voila, they discover that you used a copyright protected downloaded Google image for an article you wrote and you are busted. This is the very bad news.

Subsequently, the selective prosecution team of the DOJ knocks down your door in a swat team raid, seizes all of your computers and takes you to prison after running you through a kangaroo trial. Federal trials end up in over 90% conviction rates. During the time you are railroaded through the legal process, additional charges of domestic terrorism are added for what you have written on the internet, thus increasing your prison time served. This is the very, very bad news and it will have a chilling effect on all citizen journalism on the internet.  

How pervasive could this DOJ approach to selectively persecuting journalists, just ask yourself how many times you have read an article by a popular journalist regarding government corruption and their Youtube video has been taken down for a violation of copyright or for some other specified reason that is listed as a dead link within the article? Under this new approach, that event just made a felon out of the journalist. And if you as a website operator, who routinely runs articles related to government corruption, publishes an article from a contributor who knowingly, or unknowingly, has violated some service agreement somewhere along the line, you have become an accomplice to a felony and you would be charged with facilitation of a felony and you would be facing up to five years in a federal prison. These are the goals of the DOJ

There is another compelling reason that the DOJ wants to push this draconian legislation through. In the aftermath of the Snowden affair, the government is scrambling to severely inhibit ANY form of whistleblowing. You can bet your bottom dollar that future service agreements are going to more specific, with more hard to understand legal terms, in an attempt to stay out of trouble with the government. This will undoubtedly lead to even more violations of service agreements and more prosecution of “undesirables.”  

There Is Always An Opposite and Equal Effect.

The DOJ is very shortsighted and is only focused on the short-term goal of more successful prosecutions and furthering the agenda of the police state surveillance grid. However, the internet is actually a safety valve for the globalist agenda. As long as people feel that they have a voice and an outlet for that voice, they are unlikely to go to the next level of protest which is civil disobedience.

Once a significant number of the population reaches the level of civil disobedience, that society is only a trigger event away from a civil war, whether it open civil war or guerrilla warfare.

As the DOJ and the FBI move to lock down the internet protest articles through selective prosecution, they will funnel people in the direction of civil disobedience and worse. I am left wondering if the globalists don’t know this already and have that as a goal. Time will tell. In the meantime, always make sure you accurately report your age, weight, height, professional accomplishments in a resume and never misrepresent your romantic intentions, because they FEDS, or as I lovingly call them, the new American breed of the Federales, are waiting to take you down. And when the FEDS show up at your door, invoke your Fifth Amendment right to not answer their questions until you have a lawyer present. Martha Stewart went to prison for lying to the FEDS, not for what they said she did. Most people in these situations, go to prison for lying to the FEDS and not the crime that they are being investigated for. So keep your mouth shut and your Bible near your computer as we move one step closer to the inevitable bifurcation of American society.

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  1. Proto July 27, 2013 at 9:19 am

    The following organizations are at the forefront of the war, not just the battle:
    EFF (Electronic Freedom Frontier)
    EPIC (Electronic Privacy Council)
    Bruce Schneirs Blog
    Cryptome
    Lots of good intelligence to maintain cutting edge awareness.

    The following tools and services will equip you to maneuver within that awareness:
    Startpage and StartMail
    Tor Project
    Tails Live CD
    Invisible Internet Project (I2P)
    The InnoPlex ION
    Diaspora Social Network

    Did not want to use urls here, so just Startpage the names to get there.

  2. WarriorClass III July 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    It’s all part of the War on America, and if you think the RNC is going to help think again. They’ve joined with Eric Holder to go against the Supreme Court and put Southern States back under Federal oversight for their election and voter ID requirements that stop illegal aliens from voting. Even “TEA Party Conservative” Ted Cruz has said he wants to double down on the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 that has turned America into a socialist hell hole. They are replacing the population with statist drones even while they enact their fascist laws to put real Americans in prison.

  3. Bobby July 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    If this happens, it will be because of our basic cowardness as citizens. The fathers of the net foresaw all of this an warned people that they may have to fight one day to keep the net free.

  4. Jim July 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Seems to me that there is a guy that is in the WhiteHouse that has posted a fraudulent birth certificate. Does this mean they will arrest him and declare him the felon he is?

  5. Michael July 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Be aware public, that every politician (including the President and Eric Holder) are, like us felons. Every member of Congress. etc. So, when prosecutions start, they go also and oh, don’t forget all the bankers, central bankers and investment bankers. Please put one of them in my cell.

  6. DianaS July 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    They want to shut up anyone against this administration with its sharia based, socialistic policies and agendas.
    And especially the Christians.
    Ezekiel 9:3 Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub, where it had been, to the threshold of the temple.[a] And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side; 4 and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”

  7. David July 28, 2013 at 6:47 am

    If Facebook is so fascist, which I agree it is, then perhaps you should remove the social media sharing widget from your website. Otherwise, you’re just part of the problem. It has a Facebook icon as one of the selected networks to connect with.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I am using Judo against the globalists and using their momentum against them. FB has provided me with a forum to expose the lies and corruption.

  8. Peter July 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Is it interesting the once, KGB agent, Putin, is praising Christianity in Russia and how it was instrumental in provide culture and values to the Russian people and helped form and shape Russia into a GREAT power (in the past) and we now have a leader who is doing everything in his power (Comrade Obama) to destroy and eradicate the last vestiges of Christianity in America, while encourage and promoting homosexual and abortion and Islam. What the hell is wrong with these apathetic misfits called Americans! They not only votes him in once but twice!

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130725/182424969/Christianity-Made-Russia-Great-World-Power–Putin.html

  9. Arizona July 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    UNDER anything the government wants YOUR SCREWED,with all the braindead morons who voted for obama the anti-christ,IT proves america is going down,THE IQ,of americans has dropped to a low thats beyond repair,the russians can come and round up americans and your neighbors will help the police gangs load you into the FEMA DEATH CAMP TRUCKS,and believe they were doing the right thing cause THEIR GOOD LAW ABIDING CITIZENS,your screwed america, get ready to die,and your stupid friends will help them load their guns that they shoot you in the head with…………………

  10. Arizona July 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    WHEN they wanted the LORD removed from everything,I wondered what kind of LAWS they would replace the TEN COMMANDMENTS WITH,well now we know,A TOTAL DICTATORSHIP,with THE ANTI-CHRIST in control,hate death and endless WAR ,boy,america is going to love having the hell bombed out of them,cause the rest of the nations of the world aren’t going for it,KISS YOUR ASS GOODBY MORONS,your going to get what you really wanted now,a long hard death….in obamas death camps……….

  11. btruth July 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This puppet government is beyond corrupt & illegitimate. All laws, rules, regulations, executive-dictates are NULL & VOID, so act accordingly! We have to choose our battles wisely now people. Prepare to die for your God given & unalienable rights!…And by the way, the USA was turned into a Corporation in 1871 under the Washington DC Act!

  12. AbyssalFools July 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Human Beings are Abyssal Fools…….. The forces of Hell have had to do the Least Amount of Work, thanks to massive amounts of self-inflicted idiocy.

    All I can say is, I hope God does not make anymore Creations. For whatever reason

    Angels turned on Him

    Humans turn on Him

    Jinn turned on Him

    And if this universe turns out to be just some Hologram…..

  13. [DDT] July 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Another good article, Mr. Hodges, thank you.

    The train has already left the station a long time ago.
    Most Americans are so dumbed down and conditioned by now, it’s beyond anything.
    And don’t worry, we Europeans are on the same track, just not as far yet. But we’re getting there.
    The rest will be bombed and drone killed.
    Oh, and that Bible near the computer…I’m afraid that it’ll be force-swapped with a Quran.
    “Join ‘the religion of peace’ or kiss your head good-bye”

    Take care everybody.
    And please actually read that Bible, too. 😉

  14. Doug July 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

    If we’re all felons, there’s not enough prison space to lock up all of us. They should just fence off our borders, and make it one big prison. That will give them a reason to finally fence the border!

  15. phatdad July 31, 2013 at 8:42 am

    ???? Does this same law apply to the fake accounts made by the law enforcement/ F.B.I. of young girls to make people respond over the internet for sex / meeting spots then make arrest for under age sex crimes?

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