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Now FBI wants back door to all software
www.wnd.com ^ | June 6 2013 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 06/06/2013 3:42:39 AM PDT by kimtom

The FBI is unhappy that there are communications technologies that it cannot intercept, and wants a new requirement that software makers and communications companies create a back door so they can listen in when they want.

But a team of technology experts warns that would be nothing more than handing over to the nation’s enemies abilities they are not capable of developing for themselves.

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According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the issue is being raised by the FBI because “there is currently no way to wiretap some of these communications methods easily, and companies effectively…”

The solution, according to the FBI, is a plan to fine companies when they fail to comply with wiretap orders, essentially requiring all companies to build a back door for wiretap capabilities into all their communications links.

“The importance to us is pretty clear,” FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman said in the report. “We don’t have the ability to go to court and say, ‘We need a court order to effectuate the intercept.’”

But a report at the Center for Democracy & Technology warns of the unintended consequences.....

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fbi; sourcetitlenoturl; wiretap
"Aahhh, just give it to them...." (sarc)
1 posted on 06/06/2013 3:42:39 AM PDT by kimtom
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To: kimtom

The tyrants are becoming emboldened. I suggest scrapping the FBI and starting over.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 3:44:12 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: kimtom

Any back door given the FBI would be hacked and that back door run through regularly.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 3:47:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kimtom

We knew this would be the ultimate hazard of the Patriot Act.

And it is not like they won’t just demand all the records etc. anyway...without a warrant.

Heck...just look at Verizon handing over records already.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 3:49:24 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: kimtom

So one traitor can give away everything in America with one phone call/text?


5 posted on 06/06/2013 3:51:07 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: kimtom

If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to worry about, Citizen!

Nothing to see here, move along, move along...

/sarc


6 posted on 06/06/2013 3:52:40 AM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Kriggerel

1984 underestimated things.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 3:54:25 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Jonty30
The tyrants are becoming emboldened. I suggest scrapping the FBI and starting over.

What name shall we give the new agency? I understand Cheka and NKVD are available.
8 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:24 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: kimtom

i’ll never build a back door for nazis


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:34 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kimtom

It’s push, push, push, 24/7/365. Overwhelm someone with BS often enough and they’ll just throw up their hands and walk away from it all. Which IS the plan after all. Intended consequences and all that.

On the other hand there are Unintended Consequences too.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 4:05:16 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: kimtom

Here’s a recent piece I wrote, which I think might be apropos, and I think most folks on here are hip enough to figure out what I’m actually trying to say: i.e., I’m not attacking conservatism in the piece so much as people’s stupidity in eagerly lapping up whatever the media spoon-feeds them...

Illuminati Local 666 - ©2013 by Trevor Patrick

See the dead, black fish eyes,
Everywhere you go.
Not a single thing you think of doing,
That I don’t already know.

I see you slink around the corner,
To readjust your clothes,
And then you crouch behind that dumpster,
To hook a booger from your nose.

I sit behind your firewall,
When you’re browsing through /b
And even though you don’t know anything about it,
I’d still like to thank you for sharing those naughty YouTube videos with me.

You might think you’re a super-perv,
But I’ll tell you Brother: I’ve seen it all.
Whips and chains just bore me now,
I hear more exciting things through the walls.

I put the sodium and fat in your food,
And the coumarin in your smokes,
Increasing cancer rates turn me on,
As do heart attacks and strokes.

I filter your entertainment and news,
To make sure you don’t have too much hope,
I prefer to see you listless and depressed,
So you can be medicated and doped.

I know whom you talk to when you use your phone,
And where you drive your car,
I know the things that get you hot,
And all your favourite porn stars.

I know how little money you REALLY make,
And how much debt you owe,
I know you’ll never pay it off in a hundred years,
And it will only continue to grow.

I know that there are only two types of people in this world:
Wealth-Creators and Useless Parasites.
The Takers are only marginally useful so long as they consume,
And don’t start whining about their so-called “rights”.

Yes, “rights” - now THERE’S a laugh and a half,
You only have the “rights” I SAY you do!
And if you’re a Taker-well, you’ve got the right to do as you’re told,
And keep your mouth shut too.

And have I told you that I LOVE the fact,
That no one reads anymore?
After all, why read when you have Infotainment and Reality TV,
And computer games, and porn?

You say you want privacy? Hah! Thanks for ANOTHER laugh.
Privacy means you’ve got something to hide!
If you’re obeying the Law, you’ve got nothing to worry about,
You must be a Terrorist, or on the Enemy’s side!

You may ask me who I am,
But it’s an answer you already know.
I’m your next-door neighbour, who can’t mind their own business,
And I’m the Politician that you gave your last vote.

I wish I was a Cop, but I’m actually too busy-
Just too many things on my plate.
I’m that guy that you work with, who spends his whole lunch break,
Complaining about all the things that he hates.

I’m the paranoid parent worried about Stranger Danger-
And that everyone, who works with children has ill intent,
I’m the extreme right-winger haunting all the discussion boards,
Wondering where guns, God, gold and the “Good Old Times” went.

And I’m the staunch anti-vaxxer,
Who’d rather her kid get Polio,
Than a disproven and debunked autism chance,
And I’m the homophobic politician,
Who cruises airport restrooms,
Lurking in the stalls with a really wide stance.

I’m the professional activist, who thinks Capitalism is evil,
And Communism’s a Worker’s Paradise.
I’m one of the 1% and also one of the 99%,
And I’m the guy who repeats everything twice.

I’m a Global Warming Alarmist, and a Climate Change Denier,
And I believe every conspiracy is true,
I’m the one that you love and the one that you hate,
Your best friend and worst enemy too.

The more you think about me,
The more power I have,
Because the fact of the matter is...

I’m you.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:26 AM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: kimtom

The openly proudly proIslamic antiJewish antiChristian FBI???

The FBI has now declared ITS WAR against the American
people and the US Constitution.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 4:14:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
“....The FBI has now declared ITS WAR ..”

Its hard to watch my old TV series showing FBI (as good guys)!

13 posted on 06/06/2013 4:23:59 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

It’s not a back door. It’s an entranceway specially designed to let the gov in. And it’s illegal no matter what it’s called.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 4:29:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: kimtom

I’ll never view Efrem Zimbalist Jr (”FBI”) in the same way, as I once did, either.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 4:29:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: kimtom

In 1998, 15 years ago, I was discussing encryption with a friend and we thought we’d try encrypted emails out.
We both downloaded a Swedish copy of PGP and installed it on our respective systems.
We exchanged public keys and then exchanged our very first encrypted emails, mins just said “Cool” and my friends said “Yeah, it is cool.”
Within 16 hours we each got messages from the FBI stating that using encryption not approved by the government was a felony and that we should immediately remove the encryption from our systems or we’d be prosecuted.
For reasons of WTF, we removed the encryption systems and never installed them again.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 5:08:21 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: kimtom

17 posted on 06/06/2013 5:30:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dr. Sivana; All

Don’t forget Stasi of East German heritage.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 7:37:35 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Nebr FAL owner
Don’t forget Stasi of East German heritage.

For the U.S., I wanted to stick with the big dog, save Stasi for UK or Canada.

Also, I was hinting at the idea that no matter how many times you change the letters, the result is the same.
19 posted on 06/06/2013 8:35:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: BuffaloJack

That’s curious.

I was using PGP-encrypted e-mail fairly commonly back in that era, and never got any such warning.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 5:16:03 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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