Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 21:25 UTC
In the News "The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned. The FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly." I no longer know what to say. You will be monitored by The State. If you oppose such monitoring, you're a terrorist.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sat 5th May 2012 08:24 UTC
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US lobbies ... uhm, government is trying really hard to push yet another incredibly invasive bill.
What and ordinary guy can do? boycott USA.
- don't travel to USA
- don't use products from USA [no matter where they were produced - [it's about brand, because money goes to USA]
- use alternatives - software, goods produced in your country or countries that actually respect your freedom, privacy, data, etc. Few examples: OS - Gnu/Linux, *BSDs, OpenIndiana, etc

Let USA drown in its own filth. Let americans fight the crap their government is creating. But never, ever allow [by your choices] crap to spread throughout the whole world! Oppose, deny, boycott.

That's my view and that's what I do. You can criticise me, you can praise me. It won't stop me from doing what I do. It won't stop my relatives and friends from doing it.

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