Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:32 UTC
Legal "The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users." Well. "And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission." When quoting a work of fiction befits the state of reality better than reality itself, shit has officially hit the fan.
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RE[2]: Saw this coming...
by ndrw on Fri 26th Jul 2013 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Saw this coming..."
ndrw
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That's true today but there are some extremely difficult times ahead. Governments around the world know it very well but by now it is simply impossible to avoid the turmoil.

Surveillance is a great tool for the government during such times so expect more of it. Internet is a great tool for the people - expect less, especially in p2p and freedom of information areas. We don't know yet how these tools will be used against us in the future but I can assure you Soviets didn't have them.

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