Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet...
... officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages. [emphasis added]
How would they do that? Encrypted data is pretty much indistinguishable from random data.
Social benefits maybe — but ECONOMIC benefits? Where? To whom?
No mention of the 70-something George McGovern who was arrested for merely TURNING HIS BACK during said speech.
fuck the technology, there are still 'lack of humanity' issues that we can address first
Of course such a plan could backfire spectacularly and provoke the creation of a huge unregulated darknet that would be much harder to monitor than the current system.
there is no way to stop this technology.
It all comes down to the aforementioned gizmo/sofa attitude.
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