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Old May 6, '12, 2:46 am
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Thumbs down FBI wants "Backdoors" to Facebook & Twitter immediately.

Why we like to spy on each others !!!!! Can't the person have his/her own privacy any more those days!!!!

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/FBI-Back...ews-15090.html
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Default Re: FBI wants "Backdoors" to Facebook & Twitter immediately.

As the article in the first post mentions, the FBI is concerned about the shift from telephones to the internet for communication between individuals. This shift has diminished the FBI's capability of eavesdropping on US residents suspected of misdeeds.

Here is some further explanation about the proposal which would apply to things such as social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail

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The FBI's proposal would amend a 1994 law, called the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, that currently applies only to telecommunications providers, not Web companies. The Federal Communications Commission extended CALEA in 2004 to apply to broadband networks.

FBI Director Robert Mueller is not asking companies to support the bureau's CALEA expansion, but instead is "asking what can go in it to minimize impacts," one participant in the discussions says. That included a scheduled trip this month to the West Coast -- which was subsequently postponed -- to meet with Internet companies' CEOs and top lawyers.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-574...news&tag=title

Regular participants in CAF's news forums might recall that the Democratic and Republican leaders of Hawaii's legislature, a year or two ago, proposed a law which would have required internet service providers to maintain a dossier regarding the online activities of its individual customers. The proposed law was dropped after a national outcry, with the lawmakers saying they didn't realize the wording of their law was so sweeping.

I think the FBI is soliciting advice from web companies to make sure that the proposed amendment to CALEA is as a minimally invasive as possible.
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Why we like to spy on each others !!!!! Can't the person have his/her own privacy any more those days!!!!

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/FBI-Back...ews-15090.html


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If anything could kill the Internet, this might be it.

Or, like the general population of the Orwell novel 1984, we might just get used to Big Brother being always there.

My personal idea for Internet legislation would be a law requiring all ISP's and search engines to delete search data after 48 hours max.
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My personal idea for Internet legislation would be a law requiring all ISP's and search engines to delete search data after 48 hours max.
You would need to go further. Many websites or advertisements install code on your computer which tracks an individual as he or she browses the web. And this goes far beyond the cookies which everyone is familiar with.

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Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford Ph.D. candidate, identified what is known as a "history stealing" tracking service on Flixster.com, a social-networking service for movie fans recently acquired by Time Warner Inc., and on Charter Communications Inc.'s Charter.net.

Such tracking peers into people's Web-browsing histories to see if they previously had visited any of more than 1,500 websites, including ones dealing with fertility problems, menopause and credit repair, the researchers said. History stealing has been identified on other sites in recent years, but rarely at that scale.

Mr. Mayer determined that the history stealing on those two sites was being done by Epic Media Group, a New York digital-marketing company. Charter and Flixster said they didn't have a direct relationship with Epic, but as is common in online advertising, Epic's tracking service was installed by advertisers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...675931492.html

These "supercookies" are harder to detect and eliminate than regular cookies; simply deleting all the cookies listed in your web browser isn't enough.

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Of course, you can disable storage of standard HTTP cookies via your browser’s privacy controls. Unfortunately, many popular websites now track users with unique data packages designed to circumvent your browser’s privacy filter. These souped-up data packages are colloquially known as supercookies, and they typically take advantage of alternate storage areas within your browser to store unique snippets of code and replicate that site’s HTTP cookie in the event you block or delete it from your browser.

With a little time and effort you can manually wipe these supercookies from your computer, but clearing out all the supplementary bits of code that transform a regular cookie into a supercookie is a time-consuming process.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...ercookies.html

The second article suggests some software which can help prevent supercookies from infesting your computer.
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Thanks for the references.

The first company that develops a browser which makes such spying impossible gets my business. I'd rather pay for a secure browser than have a free one which turns me into the product to be sold.

Also, I'm not a constitutional scholar, but it seems to me that giving government or law enforcement authority to use 'back door' spying techniques, constitutes unlawful search without a warrant.
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Thanks for the references.

The first company that develops a browser which makes such spying impossible gets my business.
The problem that if your data is not encrypted with very strong and very long encryption key, then anyone including the FBI can view your personal files which are stored as attachment in your emails or as photos in your Facebook.

However, for very little security, you can use Firefox "Do-not-track" feature or IE "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked" feature, but again there is no guaranty that websites will respect that protocol request and not track you.
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It might help catch the perp's on facebook. Finding this article today just made me sick -- and want to get on my knees to beg for God's mercy:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/kids-rape...ebook-pages/3/
Bombshell! America's favorite social network is child-predator playground
Concerned individuals may do the following:

Send a flood of 1st-class mailed postcards to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, members of Facebook’s board and top-level management and staff telling them you want this criminal activity to stop.

Sign the petition to stop child porn on Facebook.

Contact members of Congress and urge them to act now.

If you have stumbled upon content appearing to be child pornography, report it immediately to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

(Part 2 of this series will examine the response of Facebook and law-enforcement officials in the ongoing battle against child porn on Facebook.)

http://stopchildpornonfacebook.com/findings/
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As the article in the first post mentions, the FBI is concerned about the shift from telephones to the internet for communication between individuals. This shift has diminished the FBI's capability of eavesdropping on US residents suspected of misdeeds.

Here is some further explanation about the proposal which would apply to things such as social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-574...news&tag=title

Regular participants in CAF's news forums might recall that the Democratic and Republican leaders of Hawaii's legislature, a year or two ago, proposed a law which would have required internet service providers to maintain a dossier regarding the online activities of its individual customers. The proposed law was dropped after a national outcry, with the lawmakers saying they didn't realize the wording of their law was so sweeping.

I think the FBI is soliciting advice from web companies to make sure that the proposed amendment to CALEA is as a minimally invasive as possible.

Wow!

Thanks for the post & info.!

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