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Offline p2p rules

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U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
« on: September 28, 2010, 07:01:55 pm »
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Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

The bill, which the Obama administration plans to submit to lawmakers next year, raises fresh questions about how to balance security needs with protecting privacy and fostering innovation. And because security services around the world face the same problem, it could set an example that is copied globally.

James X. Dempsey, vice president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an Internet policy group, said the proposal had “huge implications” and challenged “fundamental elements of the Internet revolution” — including its decentralized design.
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Offline GhostShip

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Re: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 08:58:48 pm »
How can Obama call himself a defender of the "free world" when he is acting exactly as Castro would in stifling free speech and the right of the people to free assembley, the guys just another george W bush, dense and stupid is all he is if he thinks censoring the web will stop folks encrypting everything they do on the web, its not as thought these fools in power where not warned by the intelligence services.

Offline DaBees-Knees

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Re: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 09:13:27 pm »
All those promisses about being the defender of the free world. Remind me again, how do you define free?  It seems the establishment has got Obama well and truly by the b*lls. :(

Offline White Stripes

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Re: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 04:28:41 am »
...if obama had any balls those promises of 'hope' and 'change' (the good kind of change) would have actually happened...

Re: U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 09:57:57 am »
didn't the arabs ban the blackberry recently due to the communication encryption?

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