The only "terrorist" incidents I can recall in the last 10 years in the US have either:
-been planned, executed, and encouraged by the FBI finding some troubled person and railroading them into performing
The FBI, keeping us safe from one imaginary terrorist after another.
The charges filed against the operations include both charges for making false claims and also for violating telemarketing laws, but it seems that the false claims/fraud stuff is the much bigger deal. Instead, however, the FTC seems to focus the publicity aspect on its "fight against robocalls." I realize that may generate publicity, but isn't the fraud aspect the bigger deal?
I think it is important to read between the lines.
The FTC is upset over the robocalls because they have personally been pestered by these people.
The FTC doesn't care about the fraud as they haven't fallen victim to the scam.
This is how the government works. Nothing is real, or important until it happens to one of them or one of their lobbyists.
That's been a failed effort so far, but you have to wonder if this is a ploy to scare those who opposed the Cybersecurity Act into thinking that if they don't approve some legislation, the exec order might be a bigger problem. There are way too many things left open ended in this draft, and while the administration can't go as far as Congress on many things, the open-ended nature of this order could certainly lead to problems for the industries who opposed previous efforts.
With very few exceptions, I have seen no evidence what so ever that politicians have any understanding of cybersecurity, the Internet, and in a lot of cases even how to properly research and write a law.
We have an enormous pile of greedy, lazy, and clueless politicians.
It is a match made in heaven.
This type of tele-politics (politics controlled from remote via money, influence, and promises of high paying jobs) will never stop until the recording industry is dismantled and the politicians are voted out of office.
One hopes that Romney, who spoke out against SOPA during the primaries, will start to realize that perhaps he should take a stronger stand in favor of digital free speech rights and against copyright excessiveness
What, and cut off possible funds from Hollywood? Like that's going to happen...
"According to the Congressional Research Service 170 members of the House and 60 Senators are lawyers.
Out of a total of 435 U.S. Representatives and 100 Senators (535 total in Congress), lawyers comprise the biggest voting block of one type, making up 43% of Congress. Sixty percent of the U.S. Senate is lawyers.
Enough said. 37.2% of the House of Representatives are lawyers.
There are 81 Republican lawyers in Congress who list "lawyer" as their profession. There are 123 Democrat lawyers in Congress that list "lawyer" as their profession. Some may have not told that they had a law degree or practiced law, because they were doing something else, e.g., doctor, industrialist, teacher, real estate agent/broker, etc. It seems that the medical and real estate professions are also heavily represented in Congress."
"Until Ron Kirk is willing to address that point, his disingenuous and insulting claims about how many meetings he's holding are meaningless fluff from someone who is avoiding his official duty as a representative of the American public."
There is the problem. He is not representing the American public, he is representing the industries with money.
Seems he is just another political sellout that goes with the money... like the worlds oldest profession.