“Use of this System constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing” (of your network traffic). Healthcare.gov website 10/9/13.
Today I think I finally got my user name and password recognized by Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov website. Upon logging into the the account, I was given a screen that stated I needed to consent to “monitoring and auditing” of network traffic. It appears that the Obama administration wants me to agree to allow them to monitor and audit what goes on at my personal computer, my personal business servers and private networks at my office. Maybe they will get me to agree to allow them to monitor my email account associated with the account too. Big Brother is here and wants me to agree to their terms!
Upon calling the “customer service representative” at *1-800-F&%Yo (yup, that’s REALLY the number), I was told it was “only” to monitor what goes on at the Healthcare.gov website. I inquired as to why they would need my consent to monitor their own website. Somehow they saw the logic of my question and bumped me up to their next level of support. That person advised me they would need to look into it and call me back in a week or so to let me know.
So, it appears that Big Brother is watching your computer network and wants you to agree to it. That should get them around that pesky requirement for a “warrant” that is protected by the U.S. constitution’s 4th amendment. It’s bad enough that the NSA monitors all of us without our consent, but what happens when we agree to it? We can never complain about it again! For now, I think I will wait for an answer before agreeing to a blank check for the government to “monitor and audit” my network traffic at my office or who knows where else.