Will online anonymity win out?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. mirimir

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    One would hope.

    The key vulnerabilities are the Internet uplink, and endpoint security.
     
  3. Reality

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    Simply put, no. To answer that question properly is outside of what these forums allow.
     
  4. Nebulus

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    There will be no winner, only a perpetual battle between the two sides...
     
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    No. And sites such as MyTwitFace ensure this.
     
  6. deBoetie

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    Well the proles will lose for sure. Stitched up, dissected, eviscerated.

    And elsewhere - a pointless, unwinnable, ridiculous war of escalation. A waste of many talented peoples' time. A waste of resources that could be better used securing our systems from all kinds of threats. Of crafting robotics and automation so that it serves humans rather than corporations and the powerful.
     
  7. driekus

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    I think the online anonymity and privacy war will not be won, at least for the general population. Privacy nuts, as we like to be called, will continue to wage their war and win to an extent. However I believe that we will be marginalized further in the next three to five years and at then once the government wins that war we will be criminalized. The government is already trying to associate privacy advocates with child sex offenders and terrorist organizations. Listening to some of the rhetoric from the US, UK and Europe having encryption the government cannot access will be a criminal offense in the very near future.
     
  8. RockLobster

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    If they implement such laws everyone will know all available encryption is not secure therefore they will not communicate sensitive information over the internet and do it the old fashioned way instead.
    Hopefully the intelligence services would tell these elected idiots this at some point. Someone needs to before they implement legislation that leaves everyone vulnerable to attack from every cyber criminal out there and even worse than that if there is ever any REAL terrorists out there (not these manufactured fake ones we are currently supposed to be afraid of) they would quite well operate "illegal" encryption in countries that either do not have encryption laws, or are unable to enforce them.
     
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  9. driekus

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    I think for privacy aware people that will be the case. The general population already communicates sensitive material via unencrypted email so I dont think this will do more than just make its way through the news cycle.
     
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