I am an IT specialist and as such disagree wholeheartedly against government taking this action.
The solution as offered by governmental control acts against the very idea of freedom of speach and expression that we believe in. Crime internvention has not been difficult with the internet as it stands today. To intervene with absolute control will do far more harm than good overall...and bespeaks a police state.
None of us have been impressed with China using controls over their people via the internet and they are a communist regime.. nor any other countries acting in this manner.
I do not live in USA and I sincerely hope that such an action will not lead USA to pressure other countries to follow suit. This sort of spying is exactly what propels criminals to go underground and effectively go into hiding. Is that really what the government wants to happen?
Up to now, I have always favoured the left over the right...but this is taking it to a degree that one wonders what kind of democracy Obama's government is proposing...certainly nothing that I can support in my way of thinking.
For all of you that are totally against this, please let your politicians know what you think and how you will vote in the future.
This is a very important issue. The internet is a way for people to connect and express their opinions..... what comes next? That is the issue.
Shame on you Obama....