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  • FBI wants to wiretap broadband providers!

    A far-reaching proposal from the FBI, made public Friday, would require all broadband Internet providers, including cable modem and DSL companies, to rewire their networks to support easy wiretapping by police.


    http://news.com.com/2100-1028-5172948.html

  • #2
    Let them have their fun, all my activities are legal anyway

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    • #3
      This is a violation of privacy.

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      • #4
        If this goes ahead, uh-oh spaghettios!

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        • #5
          .. meaning downloads and whatnot? Or like VoIP?

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          • #6
            Yeah, you can throw it on privacy issues, but I hope this will be another step into the right direction of users learning and using security properly. They can log and snack all they want but I wonder what use it is for them to know I had a SecureIM chat with an host address, or a SSL ftp session or a ssh2 connection to some system or a tunneled link to a chat network. I mean, wee, they know that and then what?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. HillBilly
              A far-reaching proposal from the FBI, made public Friday, would require all broadband Internet providers, including cable modem and DSL companies, to rewire their networks to support easy wiretapping by police.


              http://news.com.com/2100-1028-5172948.html
              Utterly absurd.
              You're my Prince of Peace
              And I will live my life for You

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Floris
                Yeah, you can throw it on privacy issues, but I hope this will be another step into the right direction of users learning and using security properly. They can log and snack all they want but I wonder what use it is for them to know I had a SecureIM chat with an host address, or a SSL ftp session or a ssh2 connection to some system or a tunneled link to a chat network. I mean, wee, they know that and then what?
                You have the right idea, but you are aware that any simple encrypted transport can be cracked easily with a powerful enough computer? (something the FBI would have..).

                I dont really care either way, if they want to watch me writing this post, good for them.

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                • #9
                  Now I'm going to write obscene echo's over a SSH session with my web server. Muhahahaha

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by merk
                    You have the right idea, but you are aware that any simple encrypted transport can be cracked easily with a powerful enough computer? (something the FBI would have..).

                    I dont really care either way, if they want to watch me writing this post, good for them.
                    I doubt it would be legal for them to crack encrypted transations. Now THAT would be proof of invasion of privacy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Floris
                      I doubt it would be legal for them to crack encrypted transations. Now THAT would be proof of invasion of privacy.
                      And you would know they were doing it how?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by merk
                        And you would know they were doing it how?
                        When they come to prosecute you.
                        Running vB since 4-14-2002

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                        • #13
                          And who said they would wiretap you to prosecute just you?

                          edit though i dont really care much, if they want to spy on my visits to websites and chat rooms they can go for it.

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                          • #14
                            So your volunteering to be a test subject?

                            I think its dumb. Where do they cross the line? Next they're going to want cameras in our houses and tracking systems in our cars -- and then maybe they'll implant a computer chip in our brains to monitor every thought we have. Sounds promising.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SilentBlade
                              This is a violation of privacy.
                              If they can prevent people from being blown to bits by catching terrorists via broadband wiretaps, then by all means let them do it. Although, that is quite a bit of data to sort through.

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