Obama’s Tech Policies

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Freedom, Liberty, Obama, Political, U.S. Government | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Larry Lessig – Obama’s Tech Advisor

Follow up to the posts, “Fourth Amendment/Cash for Clunkers Program” and” Cash for Clunkers – A Gov’t Worm Hole”:  Why we should be suspicious of the government disclaimer that any computer logged on to the Cash for Clunkers Program web site becomes the property of the Federal Government and they take all  rights to anything on the citizens’/car dealers’ computers. 

On April 27, 2008, Marbie’s Blog wrote about Larry Lessig, an Obama friend, colleague and Obama’s technology expert/advisor during his presidential campaign.  See the original post below.   

Today, the referrenced web sites have been cleansed of everything  controversial, but I personally saw what I wrote about on April 27, 2008.  Larry Lessig would not be a Christian’s choice, and Obama claims to be a Christian,  and the film maker, Javier Prato, was a self-proclaimed Marxist with Che Guevera faces all over his web site.  All gone today.  His current web site describes Prato as a digital guerilla.

Bottom line for today’s post is that there is reason to be suspicious of the Obama administration’s intentions and possible actions when citizens log on to government computers for any reason, especially in light of the disclaimer posted on the Cash for Clunkers program. 

Glenn Beck, after reporting about the government disclaimer last week, has checked today and the disclaimer has changed to a much less threatening blurb, probably as a direct result of flack from citizen’s who heard Beck’s program.  But does this action ensure our Fourth Amendment Rights will be protected now?   It’s not clear, since Obama is over-riding previous bans on government computers using  tracking cookies to store information about citizens and companies.


“Computerworld – Privacy advocates are raising questions about a proposal to revamp the use of tracking cookies on federal government Web sites.

Under the proposal, U.S. government agencies would be allowed to use single-session and multi-session cookies, including persistent cookies, to track users — as long as security and privacy standards governing the collection and use of tracking information are met. The agencies would have to post clear notice of data collection and allow users to opt-out.”

“If the plan is adopted, it would mark a departure from a policy first put in place in 2000 and updated in 2003that prohibits government sites from using persistent cookies “or any other means” such as Web beacons to track visitor activity, unless agency heads authorize their use. When tracking cookies are used, agencies must conspicuously post the reasons for collecting information, spell out the sort of data collected and detail privacy safeguards.

Privacy advocates have for some time maintained that such restrictions protect site visitors from being tracked and profiled. They have argued that users should reasonably expect privacy when visiting a government site and that any attempt to dilute the protections is ill-advised. Those concerns have grown in recent months, with many worried that the Obama Administration’s espousal of Web 2.0 technologies and social networking tools will affect long-held privacy protections.

Soon after Obama took office, for instance, privacy advocates were up in arms over a White House policy change that permitted the use of tracking cookies in YouTube videosembedded on the WhiteHouse.gov Web site.”

Now if you’re deciding whether or not to trust that the Obama administration will not collect, store or use information on your computer, remember the people Obama surrounds himself with.  Remember Larry Lessig and the film he uses routinely in teaching seminars, produced by a Marxist film maker, who calls himself a digital guerilla.



This video is over 61 minutes long. You don’t need to watch all of it. Skip the first 12 minutes and begin precisely at 12 minutes and 14 seconds.


Who is the narrator lecturing to Google company employees?

LAWRENCE (LARRY) LESSIG – Who is Larry Lessig? (April 27, 2008)


Obama’s campaign website calls Lessig one of the industry experts supporting his technology plan. Larry Lessig has worked actively on behalf of Obama, explaining to journalists, Obama’s plan to appoint a technology czar to serve in the White House under the title of chief technology officer. Lessig’s website endorses Obama.

“In August 2006, several people in the audience walked out when Lessig showed the “Jesus Will Survive” video in his keynote address to the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.”   http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=62484by Jerome R. Corsi

In the Google lecture, you hear them laughing at the video.  Prefacing the video, Lessigwarns the viewer that it is sensitive, and says, “I don’t know why”.


Obama has said many, many times that he is NOT a Muslim and that he IS A CHRISTIAN.  That being the case, how can he add someone as his campaign aide who has this anti-Christian sentiment and who uses a video depicting Jesus in this horrible way?  I would expect Obama to be just as offended as I am, if he is truly a Christian.   An aide’s religious beliefs don’t have to be in sync with a candidate, but when the candidate is a Christian and the aide is using (multiple times) such an offensive video, that does make a difference. 

For the record, Lessig says he didnt’ make the film, he just chooses to use it in his lectures. There are hundreds of others he could have chosen, but he didn’t.   He chose this one.

The film was made by Javier Prato.  His web site is http://www.javierprato.com/.  When you visit his site you will immediately notice that he has chosen Che Guevera’s picture to represent himself instead of his own and has used that picture repeatedly for his background.  If you’re wondering where you’ve heard Che Guevera recently, it was the controversy over the Cuban Flag and the Che Guevera flag hanging in the Houston, Texas campaign office for Barack Hussein Obama.

Che Guevera was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary terrorist who was involved in efforts to overthrow governments in Guatemala and Cuba. He left Cuba in 1965 to incite revolutions in Congo-Kinshasa, then Bolivia, where he was captured and executed.

Isn’t it odd how the same themes keep popping up in Obama’s camp?

If you decide that this isn’t important, you should know what Wikipedia says about Lessig online at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Lessig

“He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications.”

“Lessig has known president Barack Obama since their days teaching law at the University of Chicago, and has been mentioned as a candidate to head the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the telecommunications industry.

What a horrible thought!

According to this Wikipedia article, Lessig, a political activist, decided to focus on political corruption through his wiki, “Lessig Wiki” and has encouraged the public to use it to document cases of corruption.  This sounds a lot like Obama’s call for citizens to rat out their friends and neighbors by emailing the government’s new site flag.gov.

How long before Obama’s Opponents will be forced to wear arm bands bearing the tell-tale “OO” mark???

Of course, that is far-fetched, but his actions and those of his administration, are scary at best.  We need to regain this country’s freedoms. 

 Be vigilant.  Be wise.  Be free.


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