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Don't Forget Reason Number Three, Rob
Authored by: mithras on May 22, '06 12:23:39PM

i.e. the ever-expanding NSA wiretapping and surveillance program.

I'm not a tinfoil hatter, but honestly, the unveiling of those programs convinced me to go ahead and cancel the home phone line, use Skype as much as possible, and start using GPG and S/MIME encryption with as many of my regular correspondents as I could persuade.

I even work on a DARPA-funded grant in analysis of communication networks, so I should have known they'd be putting the theories into practice, but I still find it unnerving.


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Don't Forget Reason Number Three, Rob
Authored by: osxpounder on May 22, '06 02:36:15PM

You might want to keep that tin hat handy, because Skype calls look to be even easier to tap, log or intercept than land line telephone calls. See Slashdot news around May 18 for stories on the "NSA", "AT&T Whistle-Blower", "Narus" [all relevant keywords]. You'll find an article about the whistle-blower at Wired.

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