Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Wakey Wakey…

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Republican calls for email and IM monitoring

Thats a lot of log space…Can you say encryption?

ISPs would have to keep records of emails, IM and website visits

A bill introduced to the US House of Representatives would require ISPs to record all users’ surfing activity, IM conversations and email traffic indefinitely.

The bill, dubbed the Safety Act by sponsor Lamar Smith, a republican congressman from Texas, would impose fines and a prison term of one year on ISPs which failed to keep full records.

“A crime is still a crime, whether it occurs on the street or on the internet,” said Congressman Smith.

“In this age of increasing digital and technological sophistication, cyber-crimes and cyber-terrorism pose a serious threat to the US. Law enforcement and the private sector must be prepared to deal with these crimes.”

The bill includes a separate clause that would force the owners of sexually explicit websites to include warning labels on their web pages, or face jail.

Also included is a 20-year “jail tariff” for anyone ordering child pornography that crosses state borders, with a $150,000 fine for the ISP that allowed the transaction to take place.

Meanwhile… Back at the ranch…

NSA to spy on 38% of world telecom traffic
Author: Ian Grant
Posted: 16:27 09 Aug 2007

The US National Security Agency now has the legal right to monitor some 38% of the world’s telephone, data and internet traffic without requiring a judicial warrant.

George W Bush signed the relevant legislation last Sunday.

According to Telegeography, a research firm that monitors telecommunications traffic flows, some 38% of the world’s total telecommunications traffic starts or finishes in the US. This is down slightly from 43% in 2003.

“In 2005 (the latest year for which we currently have voice traffic data), approximately 29% of non-US voice traffic transited through a US hub. This is up noticeably from the 20% share in 2002,” said Tim Stronge, a Telegeography spokesman.

This is not really news to me. They have had this capability all along really. The internet backbone is here after all. Its just that they are finally “saying” that they can and will monitor it, instead of just monitoring it and not admitting to it.

Written by Krypt3ia

2007/08/10 at 19:27

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  1. Are they gonna make the post office keep copies of every letter sent? Maybe if they had to, the junk mail would lighten up? HAHA

    onegroovymomma

    2007/08/10 at 20:11

  2. Are they gonna make the post office keep copies of every letter sent? Maybe if they had to, the junk mail would lighten up? HAHA

    onegroovymomma

    2007/08/10 at 20:11

  3. Actually, they did have a program. It was called Black Chamber or MI-8 They opened the mail, copied, and re-sealed.

    crabbyolbastard

    2007/08/10 at 20:14

  4. That’s fucked up. I guess it’s a good thing my life is so boring. Nothing for anyone to be suspicious about!

    onegroovymomma

    2007/08/10 at 20:16

  5. That’s fucked up. I guess it’s a good thing my life is so boring. Nothing for anyone to be suspicious about!

    onegroovymomma

    2007/08/10 at 20:16

  6. I think I’m going to puke now.

    dead_girl_dose

    2007/08/12 at 00:25

  7. The only thing that surprises me is the asking 8^D

    Just remember to poison the cache by transmitting jibberish from your idle loop. What good is bandwidth if you don’t abuse it? What is the US bandwith in petabytes per day? nice to see the disk manufacturer lobby is alive and well.

    not_secure

    2007/08/13 at 19:14

  8. The only thing that surprises me is the asking 8^D

    Just remember to poison the cache by transmitting jibberish from your idle loop. What good is bandwidth if you don’t abuse it? What is the US bandwith in petabytes per day? nice to see the disk manufacturer lobby is alive and well.

    not_secure

    2007/08/13 at 19:14


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