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Forget the Backdoor: The Government Now Wants Keys to the Internet


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: internet fredoms, NSA, government snoopingon private citizens, government, ethics, corruption, lies, media, news )

Cal
- 161 days ago - motherjones.com
If the Department of Justice gets its way in court, secure email could become a thing of the pas



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Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:47 am
I do believe secure email is already a thing of the past.

But the title of the post made me LOL...too much sugar and up all night ! ;-)

Thanks Cal !
 

Anette S. (23)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:53 pm
"Americaís civil liberties have been trampled on, and sadly, most donít seem to care, failing to understand the full implications of big brotherís ascendancy. Defending freedom from government tyranny is not a left-or-right, conservative-or-liberal matter; it is the difference between right and wrong, truth and lies, liberty and enslavement, life and death." - Dr. Glen Barry
 

Suzanne O. (32)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:02 pm
Lynn, I believe you are correct. Privacy is a luxury long gone. Something we will never get back. They already have the capability, the desire and the files on us all. They will never give it back.
 

Annaliisa A. (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:37 pm
Depressing.
 

John Wesen (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:51 pm
That figures.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:08 pm
Kudos to Lavabit, Silent Circle, and all the others who are fighting back to preserve our Freedoms. Happy to see they're not sitting back and waiting for it to be settled in court. If I have to pay for a secure email it will be worth it - not because I have something to hide, but because the thought of anyone, government or other, monitoring my communications is detestable. We've lost most of our rights as it is. Our government needs to learn it can't strong arm to get its way...as it has been doing lately.
 

Ganaisha Calvin (6)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 11:33 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Linda Rust (65)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:05 am
Thanks Cal. I'm afraid I have to agree with some of the other posters here, that Internet privacy is , or soon will be, a thing of the past, at least for the average user who doesn't go through one of the super secure systems that I imagine are costly. I've seen many interviews with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! where he says the same thing. Here's one irony that puzzles me though. Wouldn't true terrorists (those actually planning actions of mass violence) realize the Internet isn't secret enough for their nefarious doings? Wouldn't they find a hidden way to communicate? So can the US Govt. really think they can still capture the dangerous people through watching the Internet? Or do they just want to spy on the 'average' citizens who might dissent with US Govt policies and actions? Is this about "terrorists" at all, or just a way to silence those who protest?!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:38 am
I think we are on the dawning of nightmare that is leading to the curtailment of free thought and free speech. How close are we to a police state? Very.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:39 am
I'm still waiting for censorship. Every time I open an email I expect to see words blacked out.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:22 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
Gosh, I wish I could remember who is was, (I think it was Sensenbrenner, who co-authored the Patriot Act, and is now pushing for more transparency and reform of the system)....he stated that the gov't is collecting a huge haystack, and they're trying to find a needle in it. The bill Feinstein is pushing is a watered-down mess that changes little and makes things even worse.
 
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