FBI Wants Built-In Backdoors To Skype, Facebook, Etc.

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  1. Rydian
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    Now at first I thought this would have no chance of passing since the web companies and such will have to be the ones that pay for the extra development (and we all know how "lazy" some companies are), but it seems the FBI's aware of that and is trying to appease them.

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  2. Quietlyawesome94

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    Exactly why I don't fuck with these Social Networks.
     
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  3. Dingoo-fan 32

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    More one reason to not use social networks.
     
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  4. Rydian
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    Shouldn't a point be to try to stop them from prying into things, instead of just avoiding what they're prying into? I mean they're going to get into something you can't avouid using one of these days.

    Anyways this would only apply to people like normal wiretap stuff, people suspected of a crime and all that jazz, the problem is building backdoors into programs. I mean look at how people exploited the rootkit form the Sony/BMG issue.
     
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    More reason to unplug the ethernet cord altogether.

    It's going to get to the point where using the Internet is a reason to label someone as a suspected terrorist.
     
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  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Paranoia is a pretty serious thing, you should have it checked out.

    Even then IDGAF if the FBI sees my hilarious conversations and my unimportant Facebook messages. Go ahead, I ain't go nothing to hide from you guys.
     
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  7. TwinRetro

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    Seeing as having more than a week's worth of food is reason to label someone as a suspected terrorist, it really isn't that far fetched.

    Edit: I forgot. You pay for coffee with cash? You're a goddamn terrorist.
     
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  8. DiscostewSM

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    Oh sure, make backdoors for the FBI, when one reason not to have them is to keep out those with other plans.
     
  9. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    great. now i can't TAS
     
  10. alphamule

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    I thought it had nothing to do with enforcing laws or stopping crime. Isn't it about the guy selling the (patented) spy-hard-ware that sits in the middle? Hint: It's almost always about the money.
     
  11. Sheimi

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    The one thing I have to say is, where are they going to get the money for this?
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Probably through advertising on Facebook.

    Ba dum tish.
     
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    Doesn't really matter if you have nothing to hide. If your a terrorist then don't use social networks now...
     
  14. AceWarhead

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    What kinda terrorist would use Facebook?
     
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    Really? Guess us Mormons are all screwed since, you know, we try to have at LEAST 3 months worth of food for emergencies.
     
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    Oh, by all means, please do!
    I'd love to take advantage of a pre-existing backdoor built into the program rather than having to find a flaw in skype and exploit it.
     
  18. Rydian
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    The individual companies themselves would need to do it. Companies with lots of connections and such (facebook, etc.) shouldn't find it too hard if forced, but some smaller companies may have to hold off on normal development for a while to get this done, or might just back out entirely due to moral concerns.

    So when's the last time you had sex? Why don't you tell us all about it?
    I mean you don't have anything to hide, right? :P

    That said, this would just be an extension to current wiretapping measures from what I'm reading, meaning they'd need to go through the same stuff as getting the ability to wiretap your phone through your service provider.
     
  19. tbgtbg

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    Don't use social networking, VOIP, or instant messaging. And email, web or otherwise, is inherently insecure. Guess I don't have much to personally fear from this :shit:.
     
  20. Thesolcity

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    Ah well, .onion domains are secure.

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