Big Brother wants to watch over the internet now!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by joyojoy, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Was listening to Neal Boortz this morning on my way to work. He mentioned that the government is considering a bill requiring ISPs to track all of our movements on the internet.

    I checked it out for myself on the internet, and apparently it's true! Click HERE to read the story. I pretty much try to avoid politics as much as possible, but this is disturbing stuff.

    By the way, Boortz has some interesting stuff on his site (my personal favorite is the redneck section). I don't always agree with him, but at least he gets me thinking...
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    ISPs already track all of our movements on the internet.
     
  3. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

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  5. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I've not heard of "JAP" but Tor seems to be all the rage lately. :) Also i2p is interesting if your looking for anonymous networking, though slow.
     
  6. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Well TOR seems to have the advantage that it can allow more then just web browsing to be anonymized.

    On the other hand (and yes JAP is slow by comparison, though perhaps a bit better that more mix chains are out there) JAP has the advantage of multiple encryption + randomizing the packets so as they're sent from one mix proxy in the chain, to the next, they're sent out in a different random order then the packets were received. Also, due to stripping off 1 of the layers of encryption, the packet going out in random order is a different size then when it was received...

    Hmm...
     
  7. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Well... lucky for me, I don't have anything to hide (if you don't count my credit card number on Amazon...). Sometimes being a puritanical prude has its advantages...
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I don't have a big brother. :ermm:


    :p
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    have you used tor?
     
  10. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    This is somthing that has been going on for a while now. A majority of the ISP's won't disclose any information though. Eventually, it will get to the point where the government will control the internet. They will keep records of everything, and watch people every move.
     
  11. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    like China.
     
  12. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Well it's not just a matter if one "has something to hide" in the sense of wrong doing, but also a matter if one would want personal matters to be known by anyone. If one emails their boyfriend/girlfriend for instance, and the contents are, umm, of an intimate or personal nature...would one really want it "out there"? Probably not... It would very much fall in the category of private however...

    Course, generally speaking, some people are a bit more of a "private person" by nature, then others...
     
  13. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I've been meaning to get it running. I have tried ip2 though, reminded me alot of freenet. :)
     
  14. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    So true. It doesn't matter what your doing, its the fact the government is going to be tracking your every click and what happens when they have a false positive? Oh and they will have false positives. With the new policys going along with this Home Land Security and FBI could just come and take you off to another part of the world in the middle of the night and it would be ILLEGAL for any of your family, friends, ANYONE to mention that you've been "taken". We are on our way to a Empire and some people are shoving us faster and faster in that direction.