china exporting "insightful" values

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Bensec, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. Bensec

    Bensec Registered Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    China Changsha
    China Wants UN To Help Trace Sources On Internet
    Posted by Soulskill on Sunday September 14, @09:05AM
    from the privacy-is-a-fad dept.

    An anonymous reader brings us a CNet story, which begins:
    "A United Nations agency is quietly drafting technical standards, proposed by the Chinese government, to define methods of tracing the original source of Internet communications and potentially curbing the ability of users to remain anonymous. The U.S. National Security Agency is also participating in the 'IP Traceback' drafting group, named Q6/17, which is meeting next week in Geneva to work on the traceback proposal. Members of Q6/17 have declined to release key documents, and meetings are closed to the public. The potential for eroding Internet users' right to remain anonymous, which is protected by law in the United States and recognized in international law by groups such as the Council of Europe, has alarmed some technologists and privacy advocates. Also affected may be services such as the Tor anonymizing network."

    :( life is not easy here.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
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