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Feds want backdoors built into VoIP and email

 
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kamrananvaar
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Feds want backdoors built into VoIP and email Reply with quote

Developers of email, instant-messaging and voice-over-internet-protocol applications would be forced to redesign their services so their contents can be intercepted by law enforcement agents armed with legal wiretap orders under federal legislation reported on Monday by The New York Times.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/27/encryption_backdoor_legislation/
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of when the US prohibited more than 48bit security and the development of 128bit simply migrated to Germany.
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ollie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is on the back of demands from various Middle Eastern countries, India and other Asian countries for access to data transmitted using Blackberries.

Time for open source to show that there are no security issues or back doors in their software.
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ukshred



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Backdoors that can be used by feds are backdoors that can be used by anyone. Definitely not a good idea. And certainly not in keeping with the alleged American values of Liberty.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukshred wrote:
And certainly not in keeping with the alleged American values of Liberty.


Those values only apply if you're a US citizen and don't say anything against "current US policy" - it's not for the rest of the world. If you're from anywhere else you're a "terrorist or conducting espionage against the US".
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Bazza
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn`t this in one of the EFF uploads I posted recently?
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