Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
In the News "Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday." Cute, but pointless. France does it too, as does the UK. Documents from the Dutch intelligence agencies indicate that they, too, are involved in mass surveillance, the extent of which will supposedly be investigated by parliament.
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RE: Comment by aligatro
by kurkosdr on Thu 4th Jul 2013 18:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by aligatro"
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

But , seriously, why isn't every website using SSL encryption by default?


Because the data will be decrypted by the other end? (Google, Skype etc) The solution would be a user to user encryption protocol, not user to service (like SSL). So all Google sees is a bunch of garbled characters There should be an open source project for that.

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RE[2]: Comment by aligatro
by aligatro on Thu 4th Jul 2013 19:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by aligatro"
aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

True, but not all companies bent over and just gave access to our personal information. If both sides are encrypted then government should only see encrypted packets if the company is in another country or refusing to work with PRISM.

Edited 2013-07-04 19:35 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by aligatro
by TechGeek on Thu 4th Jul 2013 22:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aligatro"
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2006-01-14

Actually yes, they did. Out of 1800 FISA requests for warrants, only one was not granted. Because it was withdrawn. That's 1799/1800 passed in secret where you will never know they are snooping on you.

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