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2012-11-21 Home Front: Culture Wars
New bill would allow the government to read private email without warrant
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Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-21 10:44|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [220 views ]  Top

#1 ..but exempts itself from public disclosure and from prosecution even if caught violating existing laws on open access to government communication.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-21 11:19||   2012-11-21 11:19|| Front Page Top

#2 In the past, I would be confidant that the supreme court would slap this puppy down. But they haven't been on the side of the constitution lately so anything like this coming down from the stupid party and the treason party.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-21 11:35||   2012-11-21 11:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Personally I think all email should be encrypted (with strong encryption) by default. It's about as secure as those reply-by-mail cards. (Which expect you to put your credit card information on the card.)

But then they will just ban encryption.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-21 11:48||   2012-11-21 11:48|| Front Page Top

#4 or strong-arm the software companies into giving them the master key for any encryption technologies
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-11-21 12:05||   2012-11-21 12:05|| Front Page Top

#5 For all public encryption keys, the companies in the US are required to give a copy of the decryption key to the NSA, FYI. They already have ways to read data that is publicly encrypted.

However, that being said you can generate your own encryption key pretty darn easily and share it between users.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-21 13:07||   2012-11-21 13:07|| Front Page Top

#6 Except for Dr. Mann's.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-21 13:43||   2012-11-21 13:43|| Front Page Top

#7 Wonder if the new law will apply to members of Congress...
Posted by Steve White 2012-11-21 13:46||   2012-11-21 13:46|| Front Page Top

#8 or the EPA
Posted by Frank G 2012-11-21 14:00||   2012-11-21 14:00|| Front Page Top

#9 Or the SEIU.

Or Valerie Jarrett.

Or the NYT.

Or...
Posted by charger 2012-11-21 15:37||   2012-11-21 15:37|| Front Page Top

#10 Now you know what this regimes definition of transparency is. Transparency applies to everyone but them.

"...next, the Federal Government started opening every piece of mail to your home."

Posted by wr 2012-11-21 16:07||   2012-11-21 16:07|| Front Page Top

#11 you mean .... would allow the Gov't to read everybody's emails with HUMAN eyes?? Because it's already being analyzed by computer algorithms. Hope they enjoy all the jokes about the Kardashions :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-11-21 16:20||   2012-11-21 16:20|| Front Page Top

#12 I use 4 wheel Enigma machines for my correspondence. I start with some doggerel and then encrypt it, and send it off (with secret anal-ysis) on the way. It is a simple head code, used as a source of innocent merriment.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-11-21 22:58||   2012-11-21 22:58|| Front Page Top

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