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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bornagainenguin
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2005-08-07

Soulbender exclaimed...

Uh...wait. The awesome hackers in lulzsec used hidemyass? Wow, they're even less competent than I thought.


Well that's what the FBI said at the time, now that we're discovering that Sabu was working for them, it's hard to separate the misinformation and the lies from the truth.Of course since the company itself stepped forward and admitted to having handed over logs to the FBI, it's hard to consider them trustworthy again, even if it turned out it was all Sabu and no logs from hidemyass.com were actually used...

Here's their blog post on the subject:
http://blog.hidemyass.com/2011/09/23/lulzsec-fiasco/

Personally I've always thought the whole SONY hacking event said more about the state of SONY's security than it ever did about the skills of the hackers involved. SONY was riding high on a false sense of security prowess simply because by allowing Linux to be installed on the Playstation 3 at all it kept anyone from probing too hard at the security of the company or its products. Once they removed the ability to run OtherOS or customers would be unable to continue using their systems to the fullest, they waved a red flag in the face of the bull and removed any reasons for restraint on the part of the hackers. The speed at which the PlayStation 3 was then hacked should have been a lesson.

Instead SONY now continues to play whack-a-mole...

--bornagainpenguin

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Of course since the company itself stepped forward and admitted to having handed over logs to the FBI, it's hard to consider them trustworthy again


You can't run a business anywhere and not comply with the law. Maybe you could argue that they should have fought this but on the other hand, it's the moron scriptkiddies in lulzsec we're talking about and they need to be taught a lesson.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Soulbender declared...

Of course since the company itself stepped forward and admitted to having handed over logs to the FBI, it's hard to consider them trustworthy again

You can't run a business anywhere and not comply with the law. Maybe you could argue that they should have fought this[...]


Well no, not fought it per say...the logs should have been automatically trashed at the end of each business day or at some random interval. Anything else defeats the purpose of having a VPN tunnel in the first place. Certainly they shouldn't be allowed to advertise their services as secure or private...

Soulbender declared...
[...]but on the other hand, it's the moron scriptkiddies in lulzsec we're talking about and they need to be taught a lesson.


What does the fact hidemyass.com was used by lulzsec have to do with anything? Are you seriously making the argument that only those with whom you agree with should have the right to protest on the internet? Or that only those whom you personally find agreeable should have the right to be secure and have privacy?

--bornagainpenguin

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