Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:06 UTC
Legal "If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider has been watching, and they're coming for you. Specifically, they're coming for you on Thursday, July 12. That's the date when the nation's largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users' bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials." One day, years from now, historians are going to debate whether this was the point of no return.
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RE[3]: Warnings
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Mar 2012 03:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Warnings"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

if they're going to add participating nodes and tamper with packets to perform man in the middle attacks


Hmm...you are right. I thought the torrent p2p encryption was better than it apparently is. It's just a fancy way to obfuscate the traffic.

On the other hand, tor proxies and the like do provide plausible deniability.


I'm just waiting for the MPAA/RIAA mafia to lobby for making encryption illegal. Well, illegal for private citizens, that is.

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Even they can't be that stupid...
by shotsman on Sat 17th Mar 2012 11:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Warnings"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Or can they...

If they do make use of any encryption illegal for private citizens then you can say gooby bye to

- All your online shopping
- No more On-line banking

So the likes of Amazon, Ebay and all the rest will go to the wall.

Have you ever considered how many times you use HTTPS in your normal daily activities on the internet?
It is scary.
In short they would (if they took this up) want to han all the use of HTTPS.

Nah, they can't be that stupid...

Or can they ;)

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