Skip to comments.Report: Feds to push for Net encryption backdoors
Posted on 09/27/2010 3:21:06 PM PDT by jroneil
The Obama administration will seek a new federal law forcing Internet e-mail, instant-messaging, and other communication providers offering encryption to build in backdoors for law enforcement surveillance, The New York Times reported today.
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Well, my opinion of this is sefrse ;fwerws me;pfk sf
“AND REMEMBER THE SCREAMING FROM THE LEFTIES ABOUT GWB EVIL ADMIN PERFORMING WARANTLESS WIRETAPS”
They were right. You’re being played like a fiddle. It’s called a Police State and it’s all about power for the few elites who control it. Maybe we could get Osama Ben Ladin to testify, you know, the son of one of the Bush’s friends.
Think you be wrong on that warrantless wiretap routine. You need to fully understand precisely what was going on - it was not at all what the state run media and the libtards where feeding you. That was nothing but Bush haters - it is all right for the RAT party to do, but wrong for the GOP?
The US currently has 16 Intelligence agencies and 40+ federal police agencies. Some of these operate with virtually no congressional oversight, or supervision outside of self-policing.
The Patriot Act surveillance provisions to prevent terrorist acts against Americans have been used almost exclusively for non-terrorism purposes. And not just against suspected non-terrorist criminals, but for fishing expeditions against ordinary, non-criminal citizens.
So before *any* additional surveillance powers are granted to *any* of these agencies, laws must be passed to insure the *existing* laws are *only* used against terrorists, potential terrorists, and those that support terrorism.
*And* that any improper use of surveillance outside of its narrow focus should be a substantial criminal act, for which those individuals involved can be held personally liable.
To reiterate, the US intelligence and police agencies have misused their authority, so before they are given any additional authority, these improper activities must be curtailed.
With the speed of todays computers, netted together, I don’t think it would be too long before hackers found the backdoor and exploited it.
Windows 7 already has those backdoors installed into the OS at the urging of the NSA.