[hcs-d] Government wiretapping

Zak Stone zstone at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 20:05:53 EDT 2010


I imagine most businesses will vehemently oppose the legislation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/business/global/28secure.html

Zak


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Zak Stone <zstone at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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