Apple, Other Silicon Valley Companies to Meet With White House Over Online Terrorism Recruitment

Apple LogoRepresentatives from Apple and other Silicon Valley companies will meet with White House officials and U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials tomorrow to discuss how to counter the use of social media to recruit new members by terrorist groups like ISIS, reports Reuters.
Invited participants include White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, presidential counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, National Intelligence Director James Clapper and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, one of the sources said.
The meeting will focus on how the White House and law enforcement can make it harder for terrorists to use the Internet to recruit and mobilize followers, create and amplify alternative content to undercut ISIS, and how to use technology to disrupt paths to radicalization and make it more difficult for terrorists to use social media, according to a copy of the agenda obtained by The Guardian. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Dropbox and Microsoft are some of the other companies that will attend the meeting.

After the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the government has argued that technology companies should be doing more to aid in the fight against terrorist groups, noting that many members use social media and messaging apps to recruit new members and mobilize them. Apple CEO Tim Cook has long maintained that allowing a back-door in any encryption for law enforcement also opens the door for "bad guys" too.

While Reuters says that most Silicon Valley companies will send high-ranking executives rather than their CEOs, BuzzFeed News reports that Tim Cook will be in attendance at the meeting. Last February, Cook spoke at the White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection. In 2013, he and other tech executives met with President Obama over NSA surveillance and the government health care website.

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20 weeks ago
What does Apple have to do with social media? WH, FBI, NSA ,etc just want back-doors because they suck at their jobs. "Intelligence" these days is just for blackmail and not for actual crime fighting.
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20 weeks ago

Oh man, who gets to decide who is a terrorist?


According to the main stream liberal media, White American men in Oregon are the new terrorists. So we know what this is really all about: taking away our rights. Especially our right to bear arms and our right to free speech and our right to assemble.
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In the end no matter how many limitations or back doors they try to close or open, the bad guys will just find another way.

Why restrict the rest of us (as in jeopardize privacy over security). Apple has said in the past backdoors for government eventually become backdoors exploits for everyone else.


Because that's their true objective - to control us.
[doublepost=1452232487][/doublepost]This is all about turning the masses into raceless, sexless drones who can be easily controlled like cattle. "Terrorism" has been a psychological operation of demoralization to break us down into malleable gimps which can be reformed into communist serfs who believe we are all "equal". Meanwhile they rule over us and siphon off the fruits of our labor.
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20 weeks ago
Nothing good can come of this!
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20 weeks ago
Oh man, who gets to decide who is a terrorist?
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20 weeks ago
RIP 4th amendment.
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20 weeks ago
"Those who would give up essential ('https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Essential') Liberty ('https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Liberty'), to purchase a little temporary Safety ('https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Safety'), deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - B. Franklin, 1755

There is a three phase way that those that want to enslave us do so, and it has been seen in many cases:
1. The first generation accepts the selling of their freedom as a "necessary evil, and it doesn't really affect me."
2. The second generation understands the need for their freedom being lost, as they never had it, and their parents are the ones that gave it away.
3. The third generation demands that someone takes care of the thing that their grandparents gave away, citing that no one could ever live without that protection, even when that protection is inadequate, oppressive, or tyrannical.
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20 weeks ago
I get the feeling a lot you watch Fox News, and think it's real.
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20 weeks ago

"Main stream media" - the culmination of six parent companies controlling all the media outlets, for which more existed until after the 1996 telecom act was passed thus allowing mergers to take place. I think that's how it went, or what people kept saying, I've never read all the verbiage in the act but - and according to the other memes - the cliche that congress probably didn't read any of it either is also likely true to a varying extent.

Mexicans - was it not a violent act for Mexican protesters to go to an American government building and put a Mexican flag over the American one. What if an American went to Mexico and put an American flag over Mexico's? How would that be perceived, what similarities and differences would present themselves in act and response and why and would either situation be truly justifiable as a metaphorically peaceful act or otherwise?

Define "threat". I can think of a few doozies, but those situations are not beyond the ability of anyone to discover (e.g. I don't need to speak what's ostensibly obvious).
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Caused, really?? Only by one entity (individual or group of, either directly or tangentially)?

Do you really hate it here so much? Which countries have better governments? Why not move there? And what are you giving up if you don't have it? Did someone point a gun at you to force you to choose giving it up? I know of no such situation or detail. What else might your "giving away" things imply for us to infer, and any accuracy or otherwise therein?


Dude, even the media you consider to be outside of mainstream IS mainstream.

Going to a gov't building and putting up another country's flag is an act of vandalism. Now if they did that and then threaten to use violence at peace officers who come to legally remove them. Then yes that is an act of violence. Threats of violence against a Federal LEO is illegal the last time I checked.

Mind you I am all for non-violent civil unrest. But when you threaten to shoot a LEO, you lose your argument with me.
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20 weeks ago

Do you really hate it here so much? Which countries have better governments? Why not move there? And what are you giving up if you don't have it? Did someone point a gun at you to force you to choose giving it up? I know of no such situation or detail. What else might your "giving away" things imply for us to infer, and any accuracy or otherwise therein?


Really? I love living here and I believe that I have to fight for the right things so my children and grandchildren will love living here. Fighting for something better has nothing to do with being the worst or best and everything to do with getting better.

If you really look close at most of the terror related government activities, they address "movie plots", not real terror activities. In the process of the government claiming to protect us, we are giving up massive freedoms (here is the US). For example, every police department in every city and state can just take your belongings without any trial or conviction.

I assume you know that and are ok with it, most people are, I am not.

Yes, they are supposed to only do that to criminal suspects, but here's the rub, people are not criminals unless they are convicted (or at least that is how it is supposed to be.) But that does not matter anymore, the police promised to stop crime by taking the suspected criminal's goodies and we just stood by and let it happen. It has not really changed crime all that much, but hey the police and prosecutors are much more powerful. They can take anything that does not cause a public outcry. Some police departments are not corrupted yet, but a lot are.

People died to make this country free and now we are giving away that freedom to get something promised by the government that they cannot deliver. Wake up and read some history. We need to protect privacy at all costs and we need to take back our freedom. That is freedom to own personal property without it being taken, freedom to express our opinion (politically correct or not) without censure and punishment, and the freedom to protect information about ourselves. In the last 10 years we have lost in all of these areas.
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20 weeks ago

What does Apple have to do with social media? WH, FBI, NSA ,etc just want back-doors because they suck at their jobs. "Intelligence" these days is just for blackmail and not for actual crime fighting.


They have to weaken encryption/demand backdoors to spy on anyone but terrorists.




▹ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-letter-brazilian-people
▹ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/snowdens-open-letter-to-brazil-read-the-text/2013/12/17/9bf1342a-6727-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html
▹ http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/americas/snowden-nsa-brazil-letter/

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