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1 CuriousLurker  Fri, May 4, 2012 2:06:38pm

They’ve been pushing for encryption backdoors since the ’90s, and other types of online communication for at least one year.

Some background articles from 2010:

FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts (Wired)

Be outraged by the FBI Encryption backdoor (One of Randall’s Pages)

From last year, some FBI backpedaling:

FBI: We’re not demanding encryption back doors (Wired)

2 CuriousLurker  Fri, May 4, 2012 2:12:31pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

There’s a lot of resistance to this from security specialists. Not so much because of privacy concerns, but becuase backdoors would be a security nightmare—i.e. if the FBI can get in, (black hat) hackers & criminals will be able to also.

3 Political Atheist  Fri, May 4, 2012 2:32:38pm

AFAIK this is like the FBI said to me they have to have a master key to my home so they can come in as they please, on a whim. My first response to this is somewhat profane, then I take a deep breath and Page.

4 CuriousLurker  Fri, May 4, 2012 3:36:09pm

re: #3 Daniel Ballard

I hear you. *sigh* It’s enough to make me want to start wearing a tin foil hat. You know, like: “ZOMG, when I visited the FBI’s website did it automatically install some sort of super-stealth key logger on my machine??” //kidding (half)

The whole Patriot Act was a slippery slope thing. Some tried to raise the alarm, but people were too scared then, including congress. Now we’re stuck with it.

Have you ever downloaded & tried to read it? Ugh. *grimace* We don’t really even know what’s in it. I just automatically assume that the government may be monitoring my phone calls, online activity, or financial transactions at any given time.

5 Political Atheist  Fri, May 4, 2012 4:00:12pm

Will the FBI tweet us badly?

6 dragonath  Fri, May 4, 2012 7:14:09pm

I’d love to see the roll call on this. I couldn’t find much, except it was sponsored by Leahy in the Senate.

7 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, May 5, 2012 3:34:13am

This is stupid. The backdoors will be found by hackers, exploited, and the services will be ruined by it.

8 CuriousLurker  Sat, May 5, 2012 10:03:17am

RWC, do you realize you have this page in the “Art” category?

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