*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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Pretty Crappy Privacy

Normally, I'd just add this to the end of my longass entry. But I thought it worthy of its own post, and didn't want others to have to scroll forever if you should decide to link to it.

This bothers me on a rather deep level:

For years, the FBI has been using technology to intercept the internet transmissions of the nefarious (Carnivore). Well, duh.

But now, they are developing a work-around to PGP (Pretty Good Privacy-- a way to encrypt your emails so they cannot be read by anyone other than your intended recipient), apparently by way of a trojan that logs your keystrokes.

Alone, this is probably not a bad thing at all.. But add it to the Patriot Act, and I question whether I even have a right to privacy anymore.

If you like having the right to some semblance of privacy on the 'net, please do poke at these a bit.

CyberKnight, or the Quest to quash PGP:


Tons more stuff can be found online if you but seek it.

Oh, and on an unrelated topic, please help SAVE FAQS.ORG, an invaluable resource which recently lost its funding. Thank you.

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