[Vision2020] Scam??

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Mon Jan 16 13:28:37 PST 2017

On 1/16/2017 5:40 AM, Miel Mani wrote:
> someone masqueradinig as PayPal?

Not particularly, but nefarious individuals have been attempting to 
place themselves between users and their financial information ever 
since financial information has been transmitted via the Internet. A 
Nigerian connection is not required.

You're marginally safer if you communicate financially via channels you 
control through threads you initiate.  If they call you, hang up.  If 
you need to talk with your financial people, you call them.

On the other hand, no one is really safe anymore.  Obama just signed off 
on new rules that allow domestic law enforcement to receive NSA data 
RAW, essentially without warrant.  This is a continuation of the 
planning that must have been done before the 11 September 2001 event, 
which resulted in, among other things, massive changes in civil rights 
and information laws within just a few days after the event.

I would like to think that a new Cabinet-level department might be able 
to be created, followed by some federal government information and spy 
agency reorganizations, that would allow some greater degree of public 
oversight with respect to these types of laws.  However, bringing a 
better level of order out of the covert chaos, and returning the 
constitution to its citizens, at the moment at least, appears to be a 
larger challenge than those nominally in charge appear able to grasp and 
comprehend.  Worse, it's a challenge they don't want to comprehend.  <[ 
Insert R-words here. ]>


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