According to R.T. News, Bibi Netanyhu recently stated at the '2014 Cyber Tech Conference' in Tel-Aviv, "there should be a kind of U.N. for the internet, a coalition of internet companies in the cyber world, and Israel is the most advanced". His vision is to have hundreds of cyber tech companies in an unprecedented cooperation between the government and the business world. He went on to state, "We all want to think of a cyber world that is open, free and co-operative. When you think Cyber, think Israel".
Indeed this is a very chilling thought, considering Israel's appalling Human Rights record, heinous illegal occupation of the West Bank, the strangulation of Gaza, as well as the continuous building of illegal settlements, and the annexation of the Jordan valley. Not to mention the economic strangulation of the Palestinian economy, and the endless list of Palestinian political prisoners, women and children as young as 12 languishing in Israeli jails under administrative detention, in total breach of international law. And now the plan to further contain any meager freedoms Palestinians may have to control and censor the internet. Recently Palestinian's were known to have been subjected to arrests and interrogation for social media postings, and this action serves as a deterrent to express and connect with others over the web. Similar to the use of child prisoners as a tool of the occupation, will they occupy minds as well?. The horror of such a proposal at this would not only apply to Palestinians, but other surrounding countries as they are already in constant intelligence cooperation, will this trickle down to citizens of Egypt and Jordan, etc. And why does Bibi only want a Cyber world that is open, free and co-operative. Or is this a new toy for Bibi from Kerry for the current theater of peace talks or will they be the new occupation army of the internet for everyone. If there is already a long established (covert or overt) co-operation between business and government why is this horrific vision necessary.
Also in attendance, was Steve Mills the senior vice president of IBM Software and Systems also addressed the same conference. And a day later the U.S. Government announced it was funding research to prevent phone company employees and other eavesdroppers from seeing who the US was spying on, according to the Associated Press. The Obama Administration is considering moving a collection of records and storing then with phone companies or elsewhere. Five research teams across the U.S have been paid to develop an system for, high volume encrypted searches that are kept outside the government's possession Allowing the government discontinuance of storage but use when needed. The AP claim, based on interviews that the researchers, corporate executives, government officials as well as public documents, would be shielded by secret coding. The same administration has reportedly picked Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a 30-year veteran of the United States Navy, to take the reins of the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command he is long-time cryptologist who currently runs the Navy’s cyber warfare arm.
“The Navy’s cyber warriors are doing an incredible job every day defending the network and achieving information dominance,” he told CHIPS. “To preserve the Navy's cyber warfighting advantage, we must continue to develop an elite workforce that is recruited, trained and educated to better understand the maritime environment, employ the latest technological advances and deliver cyber warfighting capability anywhere around the world,” he told CHIPS. “In summary, the Navy's success across the maritime domain is guaranteed by our ability to defend, project power and prevail in cyberspace with an exceptionally trained cyber force, continued vigilance, proven tactics and an unshakable warrior ethos,” he added. "If you are not excited by the opportunity that cyber represents to the Navy then you do not have a pulse,” Navy Times....
If the senate support Obama's choice, National Security Agency and US Cyber Commander Gen. Keith Alexander will step down after a nine year tenure, who reportedly offered to resign after the leaking of the 'Snowdon Documents'. So much of the above, smacks of a global militarizing of the internet with innocuous false outsourcing, corporate economy sustained and policed by the main world players with the boots on the ground of the american's and the front of house jailers the Israeli security tech companies. And so much of this will be to protect their current assets mainly the Middle East and Africa. The main irony of much of the above announcements are that they have in reality all ready happened. And always did, as it worked so well for the British colonial empire with the control of the Royal Mail, and it got the Medici's Florence and a papacy....... but all empires eventually fall.