Why the FBI's plan to require weak security in all American technology is a terrible, terrible idea

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16 Responses to “Why the FBI's plan to require weak security in all American technology is a terrible, terrible idea”

  1. Boundegar says:

    I suppose a ban on open-source software would have to go one step further and involve a ban on programming in general. My skillz are about 20 years out of date, but I could still put together a decent encryption utility in a day or so. Maybe the FBI will have to crack down on compilers, and require that students below the PhD level learn only BASIC.

    At least it would boost the value of your Bitcoins, and also make them contraband.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Everyone email your congressperson! Or just type up a letter and save it on your desktop so they can read it there.

  3. thaum says:

    Don’t you get it? It’s working perfectly. CALEA* mandates poor security. Foreign hackers intrude into insecure systems. OMGCYBERWAR, can I have more of that tasty federal funding pie to launch cyber-retaliatory strikes against the world plz?

  4. crenquis says:

    Hmmm, perhaps we should request that all border fences should have a door every 100 meters so that authorized individuals can cross if needed for an emergency…  The fence will be just as secure since the latch will only be accessible from the US side…

  5. Cowicide says:

    This will open the door for quasi-governmental corporatists to peek into small business computers en masse and steal secrets.

    What a great way for large corporations to finally kill off many small businesses for good?

    Welp, the can dumb down my computers after they get past the bullets.

  6. Andrew Singleton says:

    Awesome. They’re taking notes from China and then being backward about how to impliment even that level of jackboot policy.

  7. Kimmo says:

    More proof authoritarians are utter fuckwits; complete strangers to reality.

  8. Daemonworks says:

    So, they freak out about non-existent cyber-terrorism and real electronic espionage, but want to cripple the defences against electronic attacks?

  9. WinstonSmith2012 says:

    Very interesting that there’s virtually no coverage ANYWHERE about this, the latest travesty:

    A Junk (Supreme Court) Decision on Warrantless DNA Collection

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/junk-decision-warrantless-dna-collection

  10. Roland Dorau says:

    It would be enough, to forbid any home made encryption. Since Ip-adresses are stored. But, even children use steganos. It could lead to the rule, that every picture
    could become superimposed by noise in the networks. If it is not already done!? 

  11. Roland Dorau says:

    And the most . . . . . . . .

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