Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:32 UTC
Legal "The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users." Well. "And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission." When quoting a work of fiction befits the state of reality better than reality itself, shit has officially hit the fan.
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RE[2]: Saw this coming...
by TechGeek on Fri 26th Jul 2013 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Saw this coming..."
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WorkNMan: The problem isn't what your doing now. Its that they keep the info forever. Maybe someday you run for a political office. Maybe you stand for a platform that the mainstream group think doesn't like. How many of us can say we have never done anything embarrassing? Or been involved with someone and the other person go a little off the deep end? Point is, the information gathered now that doesn't matter may mean a great deal at some point in the future. It gives those collecting the information power to control anyone they want in the future. Saying that you have nothing worth collecting now is just short sighted. I am sure Paula Dean didn't think much about her comments when she made them either. Look how that came back to bite her in the ass.

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RE[3]: Saw this coming...
by WorknMan on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Saw this coming..."
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How many of us can say we have never done anything embarrassing?

That's EXACTLY what I like about it. If it makes people think twice before doing or saying something incredibly stupid, I'm all for it ;)

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