FBI seeks expanded National Security Letter to include browser history and more

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. Palancar

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    I guess my "firstborn" will be next. Disappointing.
     
  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    What if I don't store my emails online?

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  4. CloneRanger

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    @ Rmus

    Hi, it doesn't matter ! ALL emails etc etc sent to you, & by you, are intercepted & copied/stored by at least the NSA, & have been for years. Once they know your ******@****** it's Very easy & quick for their various software programs & super computers to retrieve ALL from Their databases. Look up the programs etc Snowdon revealed that can/have & do that & boat loads of other things !
     
  5. hawki

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    Late Thursday [June 19th], the U.S. House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have prohibited warrantless surveillance of Americans' electronic communications and ban the government from forcing technology companies to install backdoors to encrypted devices.


    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/17/caving-post-orlando-fear-house-betrays-civil-liberties

    More details here:

    https://threatpost.com/anti-surveillance-measure-quashed-orlando-massacre-cited-as-reason/118730/

    Dunno if The Senate will agree. Fear is the greatest threat to our civil liberties.

    "Never let any crisis go to waste."


    Sorry if is a dupe, searched but didn't see it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  6. deBoetie

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    Also commenting on the House of Representatives vote:

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/...tragedy-block-bipartisan-surveillance-reforms

    What's extraordinary is the default attacks on the internet (as a vehicle for radicalisation, for example), whereas the conversation should be questioning why resources are going into mass surveillance and attacks on encryption, given the evidence.

    Meanwhile, the UK Investigatory Powers Bill has passed its 3rd reading with some amendments, but it retains its hugely self-harmful powers to compel UK CSPs (which can basically mean any software/service company that allows messages to pass) - to insert backdoors to encryption etc. As a bizarre ploy to harm its own industry, this is a spectacular own-goal.

    http://www.parliament.uk/documents/...ed-bills/Investigatory-Powers-bill-160505.pdf
     
  7. lotuseclat79

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