[declan at well.com: [Politech] German court bans police from installing Trojan Horses remotely [priv]]

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Feb 5 12:00:26 PST 2007

On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 08:31:22PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Declan McCullagh <declan at well.com> -----
> 1. This seems to preclude German police from doing a remote search
> (which would have to include malware or some way of exploiting a
> security hole on the target's computer) even with a court order.

Actually, the law is about to be changed rather soon, making it
legal (such intent today has been announced by the Grand Coalition).
Given that the recent 5 years have shown a truly appaling trend, it
would not be surprising.

I could see how a snoop API could be eventually demanded
in routers and mainstream operating systems, with noncertified
systems being eventually barred from going online.

Does your place suck as badly as mine? Let's compare notes.

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