Since the government uses encryption, then they are the criminals. Obviously, they must be hiding something with criminal intent. There's no need to seek any legal action to prove it. We'll just assume their guilty. That will be good enough.
As the riaa/mpaa mafia groups already know, and the EU Commissioner is about to find out.. Once your pee is in the pool, your not getting it all back. Ever. It's not just the search engines, social media sites, and Billy-Bob's web server somewhere in the world, but your also cached in a few hundred million web-browsers and on personal and commercial harddrives throughout the planet. No matter how many of the above sources you remove yourself from.. somebody, somewhere, has you stored on their system. And they're about to share you with the rest of the planet. All over again. ;-)
Andreessen: "And there are a lot of foreign countries that are very envious of Silicon Valley and America's domination of tech and wish they could implement protection policies and will use this whole affair as a reason to do that?"
I think we're beyond that now. Despite the fact that most US tech is still built/assembled in Asia or Europe. I won't buy network communications tech from US firms anymore (i.e. switches, routers, etc). I build my own enterprise servers from non-US parts. It's a real shame I can't trust US tech anymore. Damn the nsa. They SUCK on so many levels. Snowden is a hero of the people, for alerting the world to the police state actions of the nsa. Nuff said.
The INTERNET will damage your computer in your an idiot! And don't protect your computer from everyday viruses, worms, trojans, malware, etc. Been downloading license-free or Open-license material from the Pirate Bay for years. Never had any issues. These oxy-moron claims are nothing but FUD.
PIGS. God Damn PIGS. This is a prime reason why covert encrypted audio recording via smartphone is so critical when interacting with so-called law enforcement officials. You never know whose law their trying to enforce. The Govs or their own. PIGS.
Ransom-ware is only done by criminals. Which means, if they contact me for payment.. They will only receive the first wave of my bullets. 5,000 rounds of "Hey! Thanks for stopping by MF!" Death to ransom-ware developers. I mean it, Literally. Law-enforcement will only be contacted after the fact, due to their piss-poor response times.
Load your encrypted OS and files into a virtual RAM-drive (duh, within the RAM memory) from an external drive. Once loaded, move the external drive somewhere offsite to a location that doesn't connect to you or your name. Leave your machine running 24-7. If the machine looses power, the data is gone. And the most important part.. Stop using micro$0ft products! They have helped law enforcement develope tools to get into your system, past the encryption, while it's still powered on. And since the NSA and the UK gov share data......
Klear-Gear has no legal standing in court now. Any attempt to for them to collect, can legally be thrown out and then ignored or laughed at, or both. I wander what the FTC thinks about these idiots? Stupid is as stupid does. Besides, you wouldn't buy something from a known con-artist or fraudulent criminal entity. Right?
Yes. There are too many "RE:s" in this thread. However, M$ and even the BSA has made fruadulent claims over many years about GNU/Linux. They have never produced ANY credible evidence inside or outside of court in any country of the world. Linux began in 1991, and is under the protection of the GPL2 and GPL3 opensource licenses. The BSA can make all the noise they want. They'll never win in any legal standing when threatening GNU/linux. "https://gnu.org""www.linuxfoundation.org/""distrowatch.com" Been in the thick of it for 15 years. Using, coding, and administrating it.
At first, I was going to say that everyone SHOULD pirate micro$0ft's products. But then I thought, why promote a low quality insecure product with backdoors for the NSA. Hell, M$ was happy to bend over for the NSA. All for those government contracts and licensing deals. Why worry about the quality of your product when the legal and marketing departments are the best that blood money can buy. Bill gates' end result products are nothing more than the eyes and ears of the NSA.
With everything that's been happening over the years.. NSA spying, abusive internet trolls, censorship.. I see multiple internet networks forming. Something like a multiverse. Within it, each country and/or community forms its own unified network. Complete with its own security, elected or selected management group and authorized users. The current internet structure is at war. And it's losing integrity at an alarming rate.
Who the hell cares, when there's bitorrent. Screw CBS. The networks want to compete? Make the content more platform independent (Windows/LINUX/Apple) when streaming. And don't kill us with masive amounts of commercials and ads that interfere with and actually prevent viewing the content! If I can't watch it on your website.. I'm going to bittorrent. Simple as that.
I find nothing "chilling" about this. I've known about this since the 1980s. Only, wasn't able to prove it back then. Yes. There really are "black boxes" in strategic AT&T locations. Able to monitor phone calls and the backbone of the internet (that means you, me, everybody, and your grandma). Here's to a brave new world. May the common people of the world prevail.