US President Planning Online Wiretapping LawAdded: Friday, May 17th, 2013
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As you know, the British Labour Government will surely go down in history for its extensive use of CCTV cameras, but in the meanwhile, Barack Obama can become known for his online wiretapping laws.
Media reports say that Barack Obama is going to end the long-running debate over online snooping with a legislation allowing law-enforcement agencies tapping into many types of online communications.
Everyone understands that bringing in this law will surely have political, technical and legal obstacles. Indeed, if Obama gets it through it would really represent a sea change in American culture. Industry experts point out that if he succeeds, the FBI and other agencies will have a right to snoop on voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and real-time chats.
Apparently, it would end a regime where the FBI has difficultly snooping but is able to eavesdrop on traditional telephone calls. Of course, tech firms hate the idea, which would likely face stiff opposition in Congress. At the moment, spooks can ask the courts to wiretap almost anything, but only traditional telecommunications carriers are demanded to make it easy.
The law in question – Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act – doesn’t apply to any of Microsoft’s services, for example. This includes Skype, as it doesn’t class Microsoft as a traditional telecommunications carrier.
Thus, Obama’s new legislation would encompass VoIP, chat and any other online communication services. However, it is still unclear how tech companies could be compelled to help the authorities unscramble encrypted communications, apart from providing access. Actually, Obama’s proposed legislation is a slightly watered down version of what the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants. The FBI had called for a blanket requirement that ISPs provide authorized officials the same kind of sweeping, turn-key access to their networks that phone companies do.
However, tech firms, civil libertarians and some government officials claimed that it was impractical for smaller firms and such back doors can present serious security risks. Some of the critics insist that the fact the President would end up pushing the legislation will make him the punching bag for every American citizen who is already worried about their government.
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Friday, May 17th, 2013
|posted by (2013-05-17 19:00:03)|
|We people would have much power to fight against this if we only wanted and would be willing to sacrifice a little.|
People could just stop using their cellphones or computers say, for 2 weeks. That would put operators on their knees and they would be against this kind of laws. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
|who do you know that would be willing to stop using there cell phones and computers for 2 weeks? like that would make a shred of a difference anyway..... does not matter what the people do or say, goverments will just do it anyway|
|posted by (2013-05-17 20:53:33)|
|The carriers would love a boycott! It costs them nothing to not supply you with bandwidth, you will still get the same bill at the end of the month, unless you cancel the service. If you still have time on your contract expect an extra bill for breaching it. Then pay the signup fee for your new carriers, back to the drawing board on this one.|
|posted by (2013-05-17 20:56:03)|
Yes godamn it you are right, I wish that would happen for a couple of weeks. they cant force people do use their phones etc, they would back down if everyone did that for a couple of weeks, unfortunately there are too many brainwashed sheep who just dont care.
|posted by (2013-05-17 21:04:53)|
You just went full retarded,
never go full retarded.
|posted by (2013-05-17 22:08:47)|
|The last boycott I can remember was the right Rev Jesse Jackson's boycott of Nike way back in 1990. Nike's sales increased 38%. This is from an article published back in 90....|
"PUSH has been leading a nationwide boycott against Nike since Aug. 11. The results announced today indicated that it apparently has not hurt Nike's sales. Sales in the first quarter were $833.6 million, up 38 percent from the same period last year. Net profits rose 31 percent to $99.6 million, or $2.62 per share. Future orders were up 42 percent for the next six months."
In your boycott you will stop using services you have already paid for. How will that hurt the providers?
|I see 2 ways of circumventing such a practice one is to war drive your torrents with a burner phone or Laptop using Utorrent or another such client and open wifi at coffee shops,university's,McDonald`s etc,or use Tor for browsing and a logless VPN for pc`s with Orbot and Orweb,gibberbot etc for phones,knowing you are being spied on will drive more people down this route and in the battle to retain your privacy is the only secure road to tread.It is a sad day when peoples rights under the American constitution are infringed, a sadder day yet when all of Americas Allies in Europe follow suit.Being neither bigot nor racist it has to be said Obama is the whitest man of colour in America and not only is the Arming of Homeland security with armoured transport,helicopters,personnel carriers and Automatic weapons outside of the military a very unethical practice but so is stripping civilians of their rights under the constitution,Guantanamo Bay being brought to the shores of the USA and having his own Gestapo/SS in homeland security are Nazi tactics most of our Grandparents fought to stop,it seems a revival in these tactics under other excuses is now acceptable when ordered by a non Germanic man of colour.|
|Iam reminded of the saying :Learn from the mistakes of the past or be doomed to repeat them, at your peril.|
|What's to stop them from simply listening through the mic on your laptop at any time? Or the mic connected to your PC/mac? Whether you're using a communication program or not?|
|posted by (2013-05-18 12:18:11)|
|Thanx for the article Sam, but there are a few mistakes in it.|
@lol66 the last boycott you remember was over 20 years ago? There was a successful boycott against Nike last year. As to the PUSH boycott most people considered it a shakedown and Jesse Jackson left the organization before it happened.
@Embolish Did you even read the article? The law would make it easier for the FBI to get warrants to target real criminals so why are you going on a diatribe about burner phones (yet again!), torrents and calling Americans Nazi's?
|like i said, politicians will come knock on your door looking for your vote, tell em to fk off wont make the slightest bit of difference, they will just DO IT ANYWAY!!!! jesus!!!!!|
|posted by (2013-05-19 07:41:32)|
|This legislation would only present a reverse challenge for the "hackers" of the world. There would be an online revolution of government programmers vs. citizen programmers that would be supporting the citizens.|
|wire tap me they can look at horseloving.com works everytime.noone want a trace of that filth on their computer|
|@Faceless42001...What a dumb question. You must not know how to uninstall drivers or even monitor you hardware. So sad|
|One last comment. We DO NOT HAVE A PRESIDENT, just another OBOMBA OBOMBA .... get it? Oh, I bombed you!|
|it's still poop|
|All of you are arguing over mute points really, boycott wont work because like previously stated, you already paid for it and if you do not follow the contract your credit goes down and be sent to collections. Second Obama has already bypassed congress again and wrote out another executive order further displaying his tyrannical behavior. The only coarse of action is to completely remove him and his staff and everyone who has supported him. Everyone keeps complaining about DEMs and REPs but they keep voting those criminals into office, if people really wanted positive change and liberty they would all vote LIBERTARIAN, You know it is very funny How Libertarians like myself are for everything you dems and republicans are fighting over except the difference is, we believe in the constitution as it was written, gay marriage, to us it is a simple matter of The government does NOT own you so why do you need permission? INCOME TAX IS THEFT, in fact income tax does nothing but TAX your life so once again it is a principle of government owning you. Drugs it is your body, does the government own you? PROHIBITION creates the crime not the drug. The drug war is why you losing your rights but the distraction is terrorism and safety. Seriously if you want real change for the better NEVER vote a single democrat or republican back into office!|
|and let me add that it will benefit the world as we would be more focused on rebuilding our nation as it should be|
|@11 read how the SS was formed the Gestapo/ss was basically formed to be a military security force and by arming Homeland security with Automatic weapons and Armoured personnel carriers,helicopter gunships etc outside of the military and police Obama has formed his own version.Whilst I have read the article it does not leave open the question of ratification once the bill is passed at which time it may well become all encompassing in accordance with the FBI`s mandate as we have seen happen in the past with Obama.The very fact that there should be no military force outside of the military s control operating within the USA is only point 1,point 2 would be that once people are arrested without charge and detained and tortured whether in Guantanamo Bay or any other non American country under the USA the laws of America should apply to them including a right to trial,a right as a prisoner to have all evidence presented to them and the right to have intimation with legal counsel any less is fascism and contrary to human rights,I could ramble on but as has been pointed out America is no longer a democratic state but a corporate state where money equates to power and the rights of the people the said government is supposed to represent and defend are thrown to the wind along with the constitution so that all that's left is stick your head in the sand and not to question what you are told lest you end up in a cell or getting your front door kicked in by homeland security for saying something that's not authorised by the powers that be,freedom in the land of the free is just an illusion.|
|During Obamas first 6 weeks of office he actually gave carte Blanc to waterboard suspects in Guantanamo without any hearing,evidence or trial this is really the most heinous of acts and despite later rescinding the order and receiving the Nobel peace prize for such (which makes me lmao)none of the interrogators where ever charged or named for such acts under his order,no other so called Free country in the world acts in such a fashion with the exception of extreme fascist regimes not since the Nazi`s of WW2.Since we are no longer in Iraq are those Iraqi prisoners to be released?,and since there is an accord to keep American troops in Afghanistan till 2024 are all Afghan prisoners going to be given a ten year plus detention sentence without charge in Guantanamo because of their politics and at American tax payers expense.Food for thought.Given that the government wants to upgrade Guantanamo costing 450 million tax payers dollars such questions should be asked.The fact that even Obama sees that Guantanamo is an unaffordable ,undemocratic,unconstitutional offence to everyone his previous signed order in regard means that without the backing of congress his faux pas in keeping it open will mean that even though he now advocates for its closure he cannot do so,which only gives fuel and credence to Al-Qa'ida who use it as a recruiting toll for others not detained due to its nature and ongoing existence.||
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