FC: DOJ quietly drafts USA Patriot II, includes anti-crypto section
sunder at sunder.net
Sun Feb 9 06:59:51 PST 2003
Time to start a new ad campaign:
"You don't run around naked in public do you? Neither should your
packets! Encrypt your traffic - it's just common sense!"
"Your internet packets are naked! Clothe them with IPSEC"
"Don't help the terrorists to your financial info - encrypt!"
"You wouldn't want Osama reading your email, would you? Encrypt"
Then when everything's encrypted, such laws can be challenged.
+ ^ + :NSA got $20Bil/year |Passwords are like underwear. You don't /|\
\|/ :and didn't stop 9-11|share them, you don't hang them on your/\|/\
<--*-->:Instead of rewarding|monitor, or under your keyboard, you \/|\/
/|\ :their failures, we |don't email them, or put them on a web \|/
+ v + :should get refunds! |site, and you must change them very often.
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On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Declan McCullagh wrote:
> Thanks to Joe for being the first one to submit this... Here's a duplicate
> URL if the original is too slow:
> Note the draft legislation creates a new federal felony of willfully using
> encryption in the commission of a felony. "No more than five years" in
> prison plus a hefty fine. This seems at first glance to be remarkably
> similar to what was in the SAFE bill years ago. Here's a Politech message
> from 1998, before the politechbot.com archives:
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