Napolitano – Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

(Sydney Morning Herald)   FIGHTING home-grown terrorism by monitoring internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the US government must make to beef up national security, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

As terrorists increasingly recruit US citizens, the government needs to balance civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, she said. But finding that balance has become more complex as people have used the internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of US-based terrorism incidents.

Ms Napolitano said it was wrong to believe liberty was sacrificed if security was embraced, and pointed to restrictions on full-body scanners at airports to protect privacy.

One Response to Napolitano – Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

  • Haven’t we given up enough freedom and liberties on this bogus and fake war on terror? I say, stop the charade already!! The only terrorist’s here are the U.S. government and anyone that they have pissed of in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen or Pakistan, that now want revenge. It is you, the government, who has made the terror threat into a real thing. Homegrown terrorism? Oh yes, that would be all of us who wnat to end the wars, end the FED, get out of the UN, see Obama’s birth certificate, 911 truthers, Teaparty members! Are those the homegrown terrorist’s that she speaks of? These people disgust me with their outright lies and distortions. They should all be in jail for treason!!

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