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Monday, September 27, 2010

So much for our privacy

FBI cheating on exams on proper surveillance of Americans, backdoors being added to encryption, I guess our expectation of privacy is a thing of the past...

"WASHINGTON – A Justice Department investigation has found that FBI agents, including several supervisors, cheated on an important test covering the bureau's policies for conducting surveillance on Americans." Article on cheating Feds

Proposed legislation would add backdoors to encryption solutions for government sniffing.. I mean investigation. Article on encryption backdoor" the Obama administration will propose new legislation to mandate that the U.S. Government have access to all forms of communications, "including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct 'peer to peer' messaging like Skype." In other words, the U.S. Government is taking exactly the position of the UAE and the Saudis: no communications are permitted to be beyond the surveillance reach of U.S. authorities."