All Your Wifi Are Belong To Us
The proposal is lengthy, but some of the highlights include:
- Expansion of "wiretapping" capabilities to commercial protocols such as IM (Instant Messaging) and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
- A removal of the mandate that the DoJ report publicly on the number and type of interceptions that they conduct (In other words government transparency goes out the window.)
- A mandate that forces telcos to do the work of sifting traffic for various protocols (Defraying an enormous cost burden...for the government.)
- Expansion of the requirements for "tapping ability" to all hardware capable of doing routing and network address translation
Had enough? Vote Democrat!
As to the companies, read customers, copping the cost of surveillance – what was that I said about the US government?
Corporations who steal crusts from babies to increase profits are hardly likely to deliver efficient programs for non-income generation activities.
Bloody hell, you should see how they screw up your actual income generating programs.
Oh, they make it look good for thier client, but as long as they are making the bucks nothing else matters, and don’t get between them and that baby's crust!
The F is for Facism...among other things.
Having the Feds intercept traffic at the ISP is one thing. If you choose to take matters into your own hands, through encryption, anonymizers, or whatnot that is still your option. But this legislation threatens to take away your ability to protect yourself. It's as if the Feds were saying, "You'll give us the passwords to all of your private online accounts, and if we f*ck it up and give them to the identity thieves, to goddamned bad."
DeWine needs to the be the first to have his identity stolen through his own WiFi.
Rumonov, you might be right on that score. It was the Clinton administration that wanted to introduce their own required encryption and key-escrow back in the 90s.
PoP...the day Bush took office.
With any luck (and in Ohio you have to make your own luck0, Sherrod Brown will send DeWine packing into a lobbying firm where he can work with Bob Ney, Bob Taft, and Ken Blackwell on a permanent basis.
Windspike, they already have the ability to do that with a "tap and trace" warrant.
Helen, as I mentioned above, Democrats might make things worse. I suppose the issue is to just unseat DeWine since his opponent could hardly be worse.
it all seems so insane, so I guess it must be real. sigh, when did this "war on terror" turn into an "attack on any personal privacy", or has it always been an excuse?