Skip to comments.A New Code for Anonymous Web Use
Posted on 07/13/2002 1:24:48 PM PDT by KS FlyoverEdited on 06/29/2004 7:09:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
NEW YORK -- Peer-to-peer networks such as Morpheus and Audiogalaxy have enabled millions to trade music, movies and software freely. A group of veteran hackers is about to unveil a new peer-to-peer protocol that may eventually let millions more surf, chat and e-mail free from prying eyes.
(Excerpt) Read more at wired.com ...
"I love how (Cult of the Dead Cow is) trying to shroud this protocol with this democracy-in-China business. It's bullshit. These guys happen to be anarchists. They should just admit it," said an IT executive at a Fortune 500 company.
Does this mean it's a good thing or a bad thing?
It looks like it otta be a good thing.
So, as the great debate rages, how do we tell a regular Joe from a criminal? You can't in a free country. But, each time an Osama pushes another button, we lose more freedom.
So, what's the answer? Yes, I want to be free but I also want my friends and family to live in peace. I also want my government to perform their constitutional role of providing security.
And, just as they are dismantling the hawala system used for laundering money and terrorism, this too can, and will be dismantled. How? Another new technological advancement to track the user on this system.
Yes, freedom comes at a price. But its still a better buy than the alternatives.
Here's their disclaimer:
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Spammers do this to deflect complaints about their spam away from their ISP. Otherwise, a spam run would usually quickly result in their account being closed.
Use a free website like spamcop.net to trace the spam. You'll quickly find out where it really came from.
Jeez, What a disappointment. I was really hoping someone in this article would toss me a nice "the government must monitor your surfing habits" bone to chew on.
I've always thought so, but then again, I tend to be bias.
"Socialism - It not just for liberals anymore."
Btw, this type of stuff has been tried before. Safeweb was a CIA front company and when they had done their testing, they took if off the market. A Montreal company called Zero Knowledge had a product suite that included client software and ISP equipment that would enable annyonymous communications. Guess they had no buyers (why would ISPs put their boxes in when they have to be able to provide the govt with whatever is going over the pipes) so that product offering died.
99% of the spam that my ISP is kind enough to promote, automatically gets flushed.
Another nice feature is that it puts it into a special folder called spam, which you can review as time allows and be sure that no good mail gets hard deleted by mistake. Once you've reviewed it, you move it to the trash. Thus, It keeps it out of your inbox.
You can also add spammers to the community list if one gets through. Works great, less filling.
Sometimes it seems like in this country they're trying to make regular Joes into criminals.
LibKill: DANG! I wish I had said that!
Kerberos: You will, LibKill, you will.
Apologies to Monty Python. :)
You want PEACE?
Graveyards are filled with orderly, neat and clean rows of people who are experiencing complete peace... and peace is way overrated imho.
I would rather die free, in a struggle to maintain absolute individualism and the freedome it engenders, than to "enjoy" the peacefulness of a prison cell.
I wish that for my kids too.
The idea that government of anything = peace... is ridiculous in the extreme, WE HAVE never HAD as many laws on the books; state, local and federal than we have today.. never in the history of man. Has it diminished crime or increased moral virtue statistically in any realm? I would argue NO.
In fact, the more they try and govern us, the worse our culture gets... maybe we need to try a different tack... but we wont. WE keep doing the same thing by writing more laws, but expecting different results... its crazy.
Freedom by its nature means DANGER... after all a person who is free to do what they will, MAY do the wrong thing. But I wonder, if making laws made people do right, wouldn't the trend lines be going the other way?
We need a LOT less government, not a slower growth of the same. We need to ratchet it way way back to about the 1825's level or thereabouts. Government needs to go on a serious crash diet... before it kills us all off, by starving us to death with taxes and needless regulations.