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leed 02-27-2011 06:33 AM

FBI to Outlaw Skype (and others)?
 
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Originally Posted by MyFDL
By: demandprogress Friday February 25, 2011 12:08 pm
Skype, BlackBerry, and other Internet communications services are under attack. The Obama administration and the FBI are pushing legislation that would ban online communications technologies like these unless their developers make it easy for the government to wiretap them. Here’s a New York Times article on last week’s Congressional hearing on the topic.
The F.B.I. has been quietly laying the groundwork for years for a push to require Internet-based communications services — like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry and Skype — to design their systems with a built-in way to comply with wiretap orders. On Thursday, the bureau made its first full airing of the “going dark” problem.

The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires telecom companies to make it possible for the government to wiretap their networks. Now Obama and law enforcement want to expand CALEA to cover all online communications technologies, including peer-to-peer and social networking apps.
Companies that want to avoid heavy-handed regulations, and those that actually care about our privacy rights, would have to leave the U.S. That would reduce our prominence as a technology leader, and encourage the government to devise ever more severe ways of blocking Americans from using the offending technologies. Other companies would comply by creating back-doors that could lead to more privacy violations and make the Internet more vulnerable to attack: experts say wiretap-ready technologies would be much easier to hack.
An expansion of CALEA would be a tremendous blow to a free and open Internet. Lawmakers need to reject it: Will you click here and sign Demand Progress’s petition demanding that they do so?

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Source: http://my.firedoglake.com/demandprog...-outlaw-skype/

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marvin-martian 02-27-2011 07:18 AM

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Oh Jebus. They seriously can't find a way to watch conversations on Skype? I thought they were better than that. Sounds like they're getting all pissy and getting rid of something they can't have.

DFSniper 02-27-2011 08:44 AM

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2011 will be the year of revolutions. im calling it!

shunut 02-28-2011 06:29 AM

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The World is going to end in 2012, so whats the difference?

bamf-hacker 02-28-2011 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by shunut (Post 256814)
The World is going to end in 2012, so whats the difference?

Ha I am watching that movie now.

shunut 02-28-2011 10:27 AM

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LOL, I'm at school reading... er... I'm on my computer now, but I'm going to read.

Sandman_Bravo 02-28-2011 11:41 AM

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just when you thought our government couldn't get any more intrusive...


"Don't Tread On Me!"

2005modxtra 02-28-2011 01:09 PM

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I wonder how many under age kids there gonna catch skype-sexin.

TheDarkShadow 02-28-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by 2005modxtra (Post 256825)
I wonder how many under age kids there gonna catch skype-sexin.

a lot. but if theyre tapping the phones, people have phone sex so whats the difference?

marvin-martian 02-28-2011 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDarkShadow (Post 256827)
a lot. but if theyre tapping the phones, people have phone sex so whats the difference?

uuhhhh....alot really...


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