Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 08:09 UTC
Internet & Networking "Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is 'going dark' as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications - including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct 'peer to peer' messaging like Skype - to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages." I could quote Benjamin Franklin again - but I'm starting to suspect that our politicians (this isn't just a US thing, it happens all over the world) have no respect for the wise men and women who fought for the principles we are now trying to shove upon the rest of the world. How can the west push freedom and liberty around the world while at the same time taking them away at home?
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RE: We blasted Bush for it and now?
by beowuff on Tue 28th Sep 2010 13:28 UTC in reply to "We blasted Bush for it and now?"
beowuff
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2006-07-26

We blasted W for the loss of privacy and voted for change, now we beg for change for a cup of joe and continue to have our rights assailed.

We better think twice next time before we vote for "change", it looks as if BHO is nothing but another liar to me.

Armando


Wow. Way to read the article before positing. Did you notice this?

"...officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications ... to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order."

I see that some officials want CONGRESS to enact this. Where does it mention the President? Where does it say Congress has caved? Where does it say any of this has passed?

I can't tell you how much I love it when people see anything "government" and assume it's the President's fault. No matter who the President is.

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