Sep 27, 2010

Cyber Security VS Privacy

Cyber Security VS Privacy 
photo © Adrian van Leen for CC:PublicDomain

United States Federal law enforcement officials are cunstucting legislation to increase their capability to wiretap Internet based communications, arguing that they are behind the times and can't keep up with the rise of Internet communication versus the use of telephones. The bill would require all network based services and communication, from Smart phones to Facebook and P2P (peer-to-peer) networking have the capabilities and technology in place to be able to comply if served with a wiretap order. This would include the ability to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

What does this mean for you? At anytime the Feds want to issue a "wiretap order" anything you talk about, write about or communicate what so ever over any device can be and will be intercepted, unscrambled and decrypted at their discretion. That in-turn can be used to prosecute, harass, profile or discriminate against you. To sum it up, do we really have to give up our privacy rights in order to receive increased Cyber Security from the US government? You decide.
-The Juice


Deep Thought said...

A lot. No.

Naj said...

man this suck! you guys should stop this! US law has a domino effect! if this law is passed, the whole world will follow. :P

Crunky said...

those bastids!

Oh crap they just read that didn't they...

theyre COMINGGGG!!!

SilverWind said...

Unfortunatly there isn't not much we can do. Even if we write letters and protest, they'll continue monitoring us. You can bet that if they know there's an impending natural disaster, they won't let us know until it's too late because they want the people left to be more controllable in smaller numbers.

Joe said...

I am doing a project about this in class right now - a very hot topic!

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