Police Want Backdoor Access to Private Data

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So if I want to know about my best friends personal life I just have to join the police force? Good deal for me!
 

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Sounds like are "Free Country" is turning into a Controlled Country.

Oh wait? We already are Controlled! Basically.
 

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Patriot Act.. Damn it it's not the patriot act. It's the Unpatriotic Act. Which by the way was a WIN for the terrorist. Freaking politicians, and idiots who buy their crap.
 
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Privacy laws are fallacy in the U.S. and frankly it's because the citzenry has been asleep at the wheel and not demanded it because apparently entitlement payments like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are WAY more important than things like the Constitution or consumer protection. Your info is for sale all over the web. Your name, address, birthdate, phone numbers, credit record, criminal record, all open and for sale. Your bank information is even out there to some extent to include transactions, amounts, dates, times, all on the web.
 

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[citation][nom]montezuma[/nom]... The people of the United States are not the enemy.[/citation]
For "elected"/unelected individuals in positions of power, the masses will always be the enemy. The police states of america, as well the police kingdom and (former) colonies, are prime examples of societies gone awfully wrong.
Funny is the criticism of human rights record, by the same officials from the aforementioned police states, for the practices of "other" dictatorial contries, like China...
As for the coppers, an insane amount believes they ARE the law.
 

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I don't get it. So they can access my data and browsing information just because they WANT to? Not because someone is suspected of doing harm to someone else? Really, what harm does my browsing do if it doesn't affect anyone? Will I get accused of being at terrorist if I watch TouTube videos of Diet Coke w/ Mentos?
 

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No. Just no. The police need a warrant to come over and search your personal documents, why should your digital paperwork be any different?

No offense to the cops, but I'm not too happy about giving them the power to ignore constitutional rights "Because it would be more convenient."
 

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And just when I thought the 20+ years late revelation that newsgroups is a new place for pirating would never be topped they give us the

"backdoor to web users' private data by way of an exclusive, police-only interface"


Let me guess, the cops will have to "insert the cd" before they can access this Police-only back-door software to keep it secure from hackers right?
 

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[citation][nom]redux fountain[/nom]Setting up a systen in which one group of people has exclusive access to this wide a range of personal information makes that group of people the holy grail for neer-do-wellers and schemers. Let's be honest cops are not known for thier computer savvy. Not only do I not trust police with that kind of power, I don't think they would even utilize it competently.[/citation]

Depending on where you are...this idea may be worse than terrorists. Now, keep in mind...the police are supposed to "serve and protect". I don't see where this would permit them to do either. They won't be able to "serve" any better because they'll be too busy trying to dig up user activity. They won't be able to protect us any better because they'll be too busy breaking laws and violating our rights. Now, here's an idea that some people will and won't agree with. If you're going to give police access to personal and private information....why won't be given terrorists state and federal agency employment records? In some cases, the police are worse than terrorists. At least with a terrorist, you know what his/her intent it....the police on the other hand are unpredictable. Not all police are out to "serve and protect" us... Stupid shit like this is proof of that.
 

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[citation][nom]tenor77[/nom]They'd better stay away from my backdoor.[/citation]

I like where your head is at.

[citation][nom]Antilycus[/nom]Police abuse every priveledge they are given and now you expect them to not abuse this one? Have you ever tried to hold a police department responsible for their wrong doings? I have and let me tell you, the system doesnt let you. The police have a free pass at everything and nobody holds them responsible. Expecting the people not to revolt if this even gets close to a vote, would be foolish. No agency is above the law. if you hold civilians to the law, officers, city officials, elected officials should be be held to teh same standard.[/citation]

Amen, brother.

[citation][nom]ravewulf[/nom]F**K NO! YOU CAN'T HAVE MY PORN! MINE![/citation]

lol.

[citation][nom]micky_lund[/nom]george orwells 1984[/citation]

"That was a typo. He's here now and living large." --Hackers
 

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In the USA, we don't have a constitutional right to police. We have a constitutional right to self-protection. Many court cases have proven this. Since we don't have a constitutional right to their services, they shouldn't have a constitutional right to these things either. I think it would help and cases of abuse would be few, but it's wrong so I wouldn't allow it.
 

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On Allowing The Police This Much Power:-
allowing any official body that much power is reliant on the people who make up the official body being uncorruptable and working in the best interest of all of society all of the time. people are corruptable ( blackmail-able, greedy ) and people within the police may have personnal agendas to persue.

On Centralised Databases:-
Here in the UK ( july 2009 see bbc website ) a disc containing details of our RAF ( uk air force) vetting records went missing. These include information on affairs, drug use , prositute use etc. about 500 pilots were effected - if the disc ended up in either foreign goverments and or blackmailers hands it could be quite devastating for the individuals concerned. 20 years ago they would have had to steal a whole filling cabinet now it's just one disc.

can the police honestly say they can keep this whole thing completely clean - hacker and corrupt cop free??

more power is more potential for both good and bad
 

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This shows that a huge amount of police officers are technologically inept. Not only it's unconstitutional, but also a huge security risk.
 

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AES encryption + Firewalls + SSH tunneling + spoof your IP = virtually impenetrable barrier from the nosy cops..
 

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It should be considered as a declaration of war on the citizens. An appropriate response would be burning police stations to the ground.

This is a legitimate justification for a coup.
 

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[citation][nom]4ILY45[/nom]AES encryption + Firewalls + SSH tunneling + spoof your IP = virtually impenetrable barrier from the nosy cops..[/citation]


Only AES, Id say tri layers of 256-bit encryption.
 

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[citation][nom]climber[/nom]This power police agencies are wanting is just another stage in conservatives attempts to socially engineer society. What do I mean by this? Well, if you want to make your population so scared to step out of the conservative "moral high ground" pompousness and live a life the way you want, then you obtain the ability to find out anything about everyone instantly, without explicit permission, by implied permission. Sort of the way you have to pay insurance to drive a car, society will get to a point where governments will require you to give up all rights to privacy to use computers or the internet, by using either, you implicitly give up all rights to privacy. If you want to start classifying people into "they're like me or not" then you invade every aspect of their life and punish those that don't conform. Do we really have to live like a hermit without any or all 20th or 21st century technology to simply have some privacy?[/citation]

No problem, just use your AR-15 and Rem 700 to get your rights back.

The tree of liberty needs to be fed.
 
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