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 hussam on Sun 6th May 2012 04:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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If you live outside of the U.S. and have Internet connection, be advised that your ISP may be paying some U.S. company for international backbone/exchange link. You might want to stop using the Internet as well.
You go ahead, and do keep me posted.

most of the world is on european backbones. the location makes more sense.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 6th May 2012 10:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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... but that's what these guys don't get ;) they probobly think they're in the centre of the whole world, which is not the case.

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