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  • FBI wants vBulletin to have a backdoor

    So The FBI is trying to pass a law (when did they have such rights to do so?) that would make it a mandatory requirement for any social networking site or software (forums count as social networking) to have an unrestricted, unlimited, and warrant free backdoor.


    This includes everyone here.


    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-574...web-sites-now/

  • #2
    how would that work with open source forums/social media?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by punchbowl View Post
      how would that work with open source forums/social media?
      It would still be a mandatory requirement.

      It would be a felony (violation of federal law) to prevent or close the backdoor.

      Assuming you'd find away to release such a solution else where, because it would be illegal to allow such content posted on for example, phpBB. And even if you could pass that around to people some how... Anyone who is American caught using it would have broken the law.

      Really hope this gets noticed by everyone as to shut down this madness.

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      • #4
        nothing to see here folks
        -- Web Developer for hire
        ---Online Marketing Tools and Articles

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Loco.M View Post
          nothing to see here folks
          And its foolish thinking as this that allow such things to come to pass

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TheVisitors View Post
            And its foolish thinking as this that allow such things to come to pass
            and you posting the exact same thing on all these forums is doing what exactly?


            Good luck with what you believe to be right.

            also your sig...
            Official Member of Anonymous
            Seems like kids that say they're "hackers".. isn't that something you don't brag about if your sincere..lol
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Loco.M View Post
              and you posting the exact same thing on all these forums is doing what exactly?
              An informative public is an educated public and least likely to have such things go un-noticed.

              Good luck with what you believe to be right.
              Right? Who says I want to be right? I'd like to be wrong. We'd all do better if I was. And I think the editor / author of Cnet would agree.

              also your sig...
              Official Member of Anonymous
              Seems like kids that say they're "hackers".. isn't that something you don't brag about if your sincere..lol
              You clearly do not know what it means to be Anonymous. Not everyone in Anonymous is a hacker and not all of us feel the need to hide.

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              • #8
                We have just advised our members to please avoid using words and phrases like 'anthrax', 'dirty bomb', and 'jihad' in the same post as 'White House', 'America' etc.
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                Rick (site owner) and Kym (site tech) sharing this account

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                • #9
                  We need a 'stop CALEA now' campaign.

                  Originally posted by ricktas View Post
                  We have just advised our members to please avoid using words and phrases like 'anthrax', 'dirty bomb', and 'jihad' in the same post as 'White House', 'America' etc.
                  That precaution would have worked 10 years ago. The current technologies are much more sophisticated than flagging a few keywords. And it applies to PMs as well.
                  I buy 420 forums

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheVisitors View Post
                    Not everyone in Anonymous is a hacker
                    I didn't say they were, that was an "Example" or how silly that looked to me
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                    • #11
                      FBI wants to peek -_-

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                      • #12
                        I wonder about the security & vulnerability implications of this.
                        I buy 420 forums

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                        • #13
                          Interesting article since I'm working on a audio/video chat system. Privacy seems to be an illusion at the very least these days.
                          Robert - Music is my caffeine!

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                          • #14
                            There is already a back door into the software, direct db access

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                            • #15
                              They want a backdoor on everything. Google offers a backdoor for them. There are many organizations using power in ways that shouldn't happen... I don't agree with the idea. vBulletin is forum software and this would violate every legal right you have as an individual... but I do agree that the law and the legal system is far behind on keeping society safe and better as a whole then the individual... It's a great story... thanks for the post!

                              - white rose rabbit (WhiteRoseRabbit)

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