FBI wants backdoors in social networks, VoIP, email – everything

The level of bullshit is amazing here.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57428067-83/fbi-we-need-wiretap-ready-web-sites-now/

“CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.”

Now this is the best part:

“If you create a service, product, or app that allows a user to communicate, you get the privilege of adding that extra coding,”

There is no excuse to not use FOSS and encrypt the shit out of everything.

This is also pretty fucked up, 22 year old visionary kid who was working on a failbook killer – a free, not-for-profit, open-source and distributed social network was found dead – allegedly by “suicide”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Zhitomirskiy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_%28social_network%29

According to Moglen, Zhitomirskiy was “immensely talented” and “the most idealistic of the group

Just a month before his death, he said this:

…our distributed design means no big corporation will ever control Diaspora. Diaspora* will never sell your social life to advertisers, and you won’t have to conform to someone’s arbitrary rules or look over your shoulder before you speak.

Stallman warned us all damnit – he warned us this shit would happen!


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