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    Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

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    Like the CIA doesn't hack them.
    That's the NSA

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    Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

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    I think we're just going to have to accept the fact that we have no privacy on the internet. Personally? I never assumed we did.



    As true today as it's always been.
    Not a bad idea because there is no such thing as privacy on the electronic spectrum

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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

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    Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys | Politics and Law - CNET News



    There could be a good reason for having them, but I would feel safer if you didn't.
    I always assumed that the NSA could break them anyway. They hassled the founder of PGP for decades over this very thing, except PGP always swore there were no master decrypt keys and refused to build one.

    Even if you electronically encrypt, still best to use a one-time use disposable code even on the encrypted message. Besides, I think encrypting anything electronically just piques there interest to take a look.
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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
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    There could be a good reason for having them, but I would feel safer if you didn't.
    Damn, it's the 1990s all over again. Which will they blame web companies for harboring first, child pornographers or terrorists?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Damn, it's the 1990s all over again. Which will they blame web companies for harboring first, child pornographers or terrorists?
    Flavor of the month is terrorists...
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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Flavor of the month is terrorists...
    It was the other way around 20 years ago. Maybe they'll switch it up just to keep us off balance.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys | Politics and Law - CNET News

    The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping.

    These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users.
    The IRS, NSA, Department of Justice, and FBI abuses of power; is anyone not concerned about the course of action and direction the US government has been taking regarding citizens' civil liberties?

    Since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term "Big Brother" has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance.
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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Strong encryption has ever been one of tyranny's most feared enemies.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    Computation will be so powerful that someone with a recording device could rewrite reality as recorded from his perspective with a device and a good plan if it was realistic enough. I guess having the ability to tap into the raw original recording could be useful.
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    Re: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    if it actually took individual warrants to use the key, i'd be more receptive. as things stand, however, not only no, but **** no.

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