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 Morgan on Fri 26th Jul 2013 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Saw this coming..."
Morgan
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I feel like I say this all the time lately. Working in law enforcement, I have a unique perspective on the government and the public's expectation of privacy. Basically, the law enforcement community loves it when an activity that was once considered legal is rendered illegal by the courts. That's one more charge to add to the docket, one more source for probable cause. So, that online activity that you currently enjoy because it's legal today might be used against you in the future, and if they have records of you doing it you can be sure it will be fuel for the fire.

It's one of many reasons I'm looking forward to a career change very soon. I hate being a part of an establishment that views the people it is meant to protect as the enemy.

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