Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 18:24 UTC, submitted by Jane Doe
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Last week, the Dutch Minister of Safety and Justice asked the Parliament of the Netherlands to pass a law allowing police to obtain warrants to do the following: install malware on targets’ private computers, conduct remote searches on local and foreign computers to collect evidence, and delete data on remote computers in order to disable the accessibility of 'illegal files'. Requesting assistance from the country where the targetted computer(s) were located would be 'preferred' but possibly not required. These proposals are alarming, could have extremely problematic consequences, and may violate European human rights law." You get true net neutrality with one hand, but this idiocy with another. This reminds me a lot of how some of our busy intersections are designed; by people who bike to city hall all their lives and have no clue what it's like to drive a car across their pretty but extremely confusing and hence dangerous intersections.
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RE: Good idea?
by Soulbender on Wed 24th Oct 2012 02:45 UTC in reply to "Good idea?"
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I am a Dutch citizen and in my opinion this is not such a bad idea at all.

Yeah, awesome. How about China decides that it's perfectly legal and acceptable for the Chinese government to do the exact same thing and spy..i mean "collect evidence" on Dutch citizens on Dutch soil etc? Not such a good idea now, is it.

legalise (thus admit) to these kind of activities instead of keeping secrets from their citizens.

I have a better idea: don't do these things at all.

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RE[2]: Good idea?
by error32 on Wed 24th Oct 2012 05:17 in reply to "RE: Good idea?"
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As a matter of fact, I have lived in the People's Republic of China for some time. I know the difference between oppressive and free countries first hand...
I know enough to say that I could accept it in the Netherlands and not somewhere else.

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RE[3]: Good idea?
by Soulbender on Wed 24th Oct 2012 06:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Good idea?"
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Yeah, but I bet everyone else might not be so keen on letting the Dutch spy on them. I know I'm not.
No-one died and made you the world police.

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