Discuss: End-to-End Encryption Ban

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February 11, 2016 at 00:34:54
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Senator John McCain is calling for a ban to end-to-end encryption in the United States. Discuss here if you think this ban is necessary to help prevent terrorism and other crime, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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February 11, 2016 at 03:15:23
While "curbing terrorism" sounds like a noble cause, being able to spy on citizens doesn't. I'm sure the feds have enough means to "prevent terrorism" at their disposal---should they ever decide to use them.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 11, 2016 at 07:48:50
Terrorists don't worry too much about bans. It's just whether they can somehow work their way around them.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 11, 2016 at 09:52:05
I find it hard to believe that the NSA can't break any type of encryption. Oh, wait....

NSA Stole Millions of SIM Card Encryption Keys to Gather Private Data

How the NSA is tracking people right now

The NSA Can Spy On You With Or Without Encryption

NSA Chief Stakes Out Pro-Encryption Position, in Contrast to FBI

"But the intelligence community’s top lawyer, Bob Litt, privately advised the administration that a major terrorist attack could be an opportune moment to do so"

And as Rahm Emanuel said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

OPSEC advice:
Use Signal.
On an iPod Touch.
Connect via Tor.
Don't chat with Sean Penn.

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February 14, 2016 at 21:27:11
I implore people to remember that terrorists tend to use low-tech methods to advance their political agenda.

That's probably all I need to say.


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February 14, 2016 at 22:41:01
Another "Patriot Act" style legislation?
It's about time governments start looking within their own ranks for trouble makers.

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