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: So
by Morgan on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:13 UTC in reply to "So"
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is this heightened status of security supposed to be active until terrorism no longer exists?

Terrorism has existed since the first protohumans threatened each other over food and shelter hundreds of thousands of years ago. It is part of nature, and part of human nature, and it will never go away no matter how much we track and record and spy on one another.

The fact that the US government, my government, is using it as an excuse to poop all over the Constitution makes me sick. But there's nothing I can do about it except sit back and watch the whole ship slowly go down.

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