The TPP is classified as secret and is, therefore, being negotiated in secret. Increasingly, lack of transparency is becoming the established way of doing business as government and private entities become more entwined and less distinguishable. The largely corporate owned press continues its ban on TPP coverage. The TPP’s leaked draft Internet Protection chapter (WikiLeaks—Nov. 13, 2013) demonstrates the intention of corporate and government negotiators to curb access of information through extreme internet restrictions.
And now General Keith Alexander, for years a proponent of CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), “supports law to gag the press so he can get his preferred online surveillance bill passed.”
“The general…said that the furore over Snowden’s surveillance revelations – which he referred to only as ‘media leaks’ – was complicating his ability to get congressional support for a bill that would permit the NSA and the military Cyber Command he also helms to secretly communicate with private entities like banks about online data intrusions and attacks.”
Although no one seems to know what the ‘media leaks legislation’ will entail, with “…James Clapper recently referring to reporters as accomplices, and Rep. Mike Rogers making the out-of-left-field argument that reporters who are covering Snowden are thieves who traffic in stolen government property, you can connect a few dots and guess at what's coming down the pike.”