Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 21:25 UTC
In the News "The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned. The FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly." I no longer know what to say. You will be monitored by The State. If you oppose such monitoring, you're a terrorist.
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by katti on Sat 5th May 2012 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
katti
Member since:
2012-02-23

Yeah, the GP went a little too far, and you are right, it's totally impossible. It's quite sad that the world is THAT much dependent on technology coming from the US.

But, to avoid any online service that is hosted in the the US and/or by a US company is totally possible. Google? lots of alternatives there.
Gmail/Yahoo mail/you-name-it-mail? plenty of services outside the US, or maybe roll your own
Facebook,Twitter? lots of social networks outside the US, or maybe just quit using that ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 6th May 2012 10:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

What on earth are you talking about? if it is dependent on some technology, it is technology which comes from CHINA and east in general. Guys, wake up.

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