Monday, September 27, 2010

Cyber Security & Your Privacy

United States Federal law enforcement officials are cunstucting legislation to increase their capability to wiretap Internet based communications, arguing that they are behind the times and can't keep up with the rise of Internet communication versus the use of telephones. The bill would require all network based services and communication, from Smart phones to Facebook and P2P (peer-to-peer) networking have the capabilities and technology in place to be able to comply if served with a wiretap order. This would include the ability to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

What does this mean for you? At anytime the Feds want to issue a "wiretap order" anything you talk about, write about or communicate what so ever over any device can be and will be intercepted, unscrambled and decrypted at their discretion. That in-turn can be used to prosecute, harass, profile or discriminate against you. To sum it up, do we really have to give up our privacy rights in order to receive increased Cyber Security from the US government? You decide.
-The Juice
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