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Crypto Wars! Obama Wants New Law to Wiretap the Internet

by Tom Burghardt / October 4th, 2010

In a reprise of the crypto wars of the 1990s, the U.S. secret state is mounting an offensive that would force telecommunication companies to redesign their systems and
information networks to more easily facilitate internet spying.

Touted as a simple technical “fix” that would “modernize” existing legislation for wiretaps, government security officials will demand that telecommunication firms and
internet service providers provide law enforcement with backdoors that would enable them to bypass built-in encryption and security features of electronic communications.

With the Obama administration rivaling, even surpassing antidemocratic moves by the Bush regime to monitor and surveil the private communications of the American people,
The New York Times reported last week that “federal law enforcement and national security officials are pr


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  • Uh...they have been 'wiretapping' the internet since about 2002.

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    • @sallyII

      They use things called Lawful Intercept Routers that send a copy of any interesting traffic to the Authorities.

      I think part of that long article (didn't read it all) goes on about encrypted phone conversations - which basically means GSM or equivalent 'on-air'. After the calls hit the towers they are transmitted encoded but unencrypted to the exchanges. Where microwave links are used the carrier is encrypted, but automatically decrypted at the exchange.

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  • If fascism ever comes to America, they'll wrap it up in Old Glory and call it patriotic Americanism.....

    Looks like the fascists are already in control and are looking for more, no matter which party they belong to.

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  • Fuck this shit. When the government fucks up the internet badly enough, which they eventually will, i'll go back to dial-up and toss my smart phone in the trash. I could really use all that money for my other hobby, collecting precious metals (guns and ammo).

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  • ITS ALREADY TAPPED...TYPE IN "ASSASSINATE OBAMA" AND SEE IF ANYONE SHOWS UP AT YOUR HOUSE

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  • This man has to be stopped one way or another he is too fucking dangerous to be on the loose.

    I advise anyone with sensitive information to pass via e-mail or text documents to get 'PGP encryption software'.

    128 bit encryption for freeware or 256 bit for the commercial version.

    the freeware version uses at 128 digit code plus a key code and presently takes a big computer about 6 months to crack, working 24/7.

    For very sensitive documents I cant see why you can't encrypt a document then encry More..

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