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[–] gramman74 1 points 103 points (+104|-1) ago 

To catch the bad guys my ass. The governments need for its populations information is getting scary. This is all about domestic information gathering,and using the big bad word "terrorists" to try and scare the less informed into submission.

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[–] dave31175 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago 

getting scary

We're well past "getting scary." It's been scary for a number of years, at least. And gets more scary by the day.

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[–] I_DONT_SLEEP_AT_ALL 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

We should have listened to Stallman. We didn't listen!

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[–] Ripper 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Well at least we can count on 2016 and being a Democracy we can change the direction of the country. Oh wait. Other than Rand Paul I think all of the candidates aren't just for stopping it but expanding it. Scary part is most of the bills we really have no clue what is in them. Everyone who rubbed their nipples after the FCC Net Neutrality and spiked the football afterwards tend to scare me even more as that there isn't debate or skepticm over this stuff.

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[–] Sorahzahd 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It started "getting scary" when they made DHS etc, and passed the Patriot Act and all those other rights-destroying things that apply to US citizens first and foremost (which NO ONE thought was odd, mmmmmmm!?).

Unfortunately most people bought Bush's "if you question me you're a terrorist" bullshit hook line and sinker, and decided to plug their ears when those with a basic history education mentioned that all of this looks awfully similar to certain fascist coups in history.

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[–] Robotrollcall- 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

'Everyone is guilty until proven innocent.' The mindset of America changed when we decided to make preemptive attack a form of defense.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -Benjamin Franklin

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[–] InMediaRes 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Okay I know this is going to be unpopular, but how much does the government really gain from this? If there is some vast conspiracy to collect data and do mind control, then it would surely be common knowledge by now...just how is allowing the FBI to do their job better a problem?

edit: jeez, why is this being downvoated? just trying to have a discussion here!

edit2: wow there is really a lot more discussion than I expected here...thanks for being awesome and thinking about an alternative viewpoint!

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[–] gramman74 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nice try FBI. Well one reason is. if you have a way to get in. other people other than the FBI will get in. That's what hackers do. So no information would be secure, ever . Another reason is principal. They don't have the right to go snooping through everybodys stuff

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[–] heili 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

It doesn't matter if they gain nothing at all.

I have the right to be secure in person, papers and effects. My digital files are no fucking different.

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[–] VeinyChild 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

If the FBI can easily see all your encrypted data then so can everyone else. It's not about stopping the FBI from doing their job, it's about basic data security.

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[–] Gingerrific 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

But where does it stop?

They always do this.... They walk the boogyman down the red carpet, scare you with tales of his evil atrocities, then suggest a solution which is essentially a piece of shit buffed into a shinny piece of turd. We oogle over how nice and shiny it is, then wonder why 5 years later we are left with nothing but a pile of shit.

Rinse and repeat. The evil commies have become evil socialists. Not sure what the chirch cried about before but now the LGTB community is out to eradicate the family. Blacks/Natives have been replaced as the evil segment of society that we cant trust by brown skin coloured people. Instead of fucking up South American governments the USA has moved its freedom granting to the middle east.

Same shit, different smell and yet we just allow it to happen cause we buy into their bullshit.

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[–] Sorahzahd 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Further, intentionally weakening all security of the country via things like this is exactly the same as just giving backdoors to US enemies.

I.e., treason. FBI/NSA etc are traitors, according to the legal definition.

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[–] nomenimion 1 points 43 points (+44|-1) ago 

Why not simply declare a dictatorship and get it over with?

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[–] GizaDog [S] 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Too fast. They need to ease people in to it.

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[–] Nue 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Like trying to boil a frog though in real life a frog will try and escape the pot long before it's boiling.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Just the tip.

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[–] Voatse_dot_cx 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It'd work against their interests. They've already nullified any and all real political action in this country, and as long as people think that they have a voice (mad with the system? go vote! how about a nice peaceful protest?) and aren't aware that they're already stripped of some pretty huge rights (the right to self govern, the right to opt out of using currency, etc) then why bother telling everyone up front "we own you"?

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[–] Redsovietz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Because then people would do something about it. As long as the status quo exists, nothing changes.

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[–] nomenimion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's true. For the moment, we still don't have a Hitler to heil.

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[–] arrggg 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Gee, the department of entrapment and frame-ups wants access to everyone's pc...

Someone should start a "Replace the FBI Director" petition on whitehouse.org.

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[–] Voatse_dot_cx 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's impossible to change the status quo using methods which have been adopted by it. White House petitions are a way to make people feel like they are getting politically involved without actually affecting anything. It's like going out and protesting with signs and megaphones - governments have had a half a century to learn how to deal with old-left style peaceful protest.

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[–] GizaDog [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I agree on the petition feeling. The only way to hurt them in cut off the money flow.

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[–] Charley 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

This is absolutely disgusting.

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[–] keeganspeck 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I think he's just an idiot.

Although, the conspiracy-theorist part of me wants to think that they already have backdoors, and this obviously obtuse and lazy rhetoric is a lame attempt to convince people they don't have them after all.

But I'm pretty sure he's just an idiot.

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[–] Jusmar 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The actuality of it is that if they really wanted it, they'd just take it. Like the TSA a lot of this is security theater, but instead of fondling your balls they're going through your data.

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

trust your inner conspiracy theorist, 90% its right

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[–] bubblesort 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, the guy knows nothing about computers. "Put your thinking caps on!" ROFLMAO!!!

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[–] HinkMyDinkD00d 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's not how encryption works. They don't have a secret backdoor

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

truely disgusting how getting into a position of power over something requires you to be a fukken moron in such area

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[–] christmascarol 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Archive link: https://archive.is/yqvgZ

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[–] USonic 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

There are two basic reasons: One is archiving the page in case it gets deleted or edited. The other is providing a way to read the article without giving traffic to the original source.

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[–] christmascarol 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think it serves three functions: it saves content that could be potentially deleted in the future, it presents a more trust-worthy copy (3rd party) of the content instead of a screen-shot, and it deprives a website of clicks.

I only use it for the first two.

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[–] sergeantslate 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

"Now I understand you got your fancy PhD in cryptography and you're saying it can't be done, but i think you just need to put your thinking caps on!"

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[–] Azriel777 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Yes, lets build a VULNERABILITY into encryption. What could possibly go wrong?

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[–] KGIII 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I can see it now... It will be amusing to watch.

"do_it_faggot.jpg"

Love,
      Anonymous

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[–] KGIII 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And I have no idea how spaces turned into that. No idea at all and I am not going to edit it and change it. It may break something.

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[–] verifex 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I guess this means that our current encryption regimes across the board are working then?

That's somewhat reassuring.

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[–] Charley 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or it's a false flag to make us think that.

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