[hcs-d] Government wiretapping

Zak Stone zstone at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 17:37:11 EDT 2010


It may be time to lobby Congress, folks, especially if there are plans
to somehow prohibit individuals from using strong encryption
technology. This legislation hasn't passed yet.

Zak


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Joe Zimmerman <joe at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Not to mention the entirety of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
>
> -Joe
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Siddarth Chandrasekaran
> <chandrasekaran.siddarth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Frighteningly relevant:
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DRAD-j8ObI
>> "There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even
>> now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will
>> soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in
>> lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words
>> offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the
>> enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly
>> wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice,
>> intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to
>> object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and
>> systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your
>> submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame?"
>>
>> Siddarth
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > What?  That's never happened to me on NYT and I'm definitely not a
>> > member.
>> >
>> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Carl Jackson <carl at avtok.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> http://imgur.com/tyiT0
>> >>
>> >> In other news, this is really really unfortunate. I'll probably say
>> >> more
>> >> angry words when I figure out how to read the article :P
>> >>
>> >> Carl
>> >>
>> >> On Sep 27, 2010, at 4:30 PM, Greg Brockman wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Looks like the government is considering mandating communication
>> >> > service providers to put backdoors in their softwares' crypto:
>> >> > http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=1
>> >> >
>> >> > Any thoughts?
>> >> >
>> >> > Best,
>> >> >
>> >> > Greg
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