[kwlug-disc] "In the new Canada, the web browses you"

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Aug 12 18:12:17 EDT 2011


You're probably thinking of the Clipper Chip, back in the 90's.

There was a large backlash, and it didn't catch on.

The potential upcoming legislation doesn't pertain to encryption, as
far as I know.  They just want to be able to eavesdrop on your plaintext
internet traffic without a warrant.

How this is to be paid for, I'm not sure, but it sounds like they expect
ISPs to implement the data capture infrastructure.

Maybe this will renew a general interest in cryptography. :-)

- Chris


On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 06:08:36PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> This starts to feel like ... I'm groping here ...
> 
> Wasn't there a U.S. encryption chip some time ago where their Feds 
> were mandating that a master key be inserted for them?
> 
> Seems to me that didn't happen, but I'm not sure of that.
> 
> These articles feel like an ISP equivalent to those chips.
> 
> Chris Frey wrote, On 08/12/2011 5:37 PM:
> >Another article on this topic, FYI:
> >
> >http://www.themarknews.com/articles/6384-stopping-state-surveillance
> >
> >
> >On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 03:16:41PM -0400, Chris Frey wrote:
> >>An article on potential changes to ISP tracking requirements:
> >>
> >>http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/08/05/jesse-kline-in-the-new-canada-the-web-browses-you/
> >>
> >>My main concern is that government may have access to this data without
> >>a warrant.  If the data is already public (like facebook and twitter) 
> >>that's
> >>one thing, but if it is connecting private data (like home address) to
> >>that public data, with no warrant, that's another.
> >>
> >>I'm posting the link just to share information, not to provoke a long
> >>political discussion. :-)
> >>
> >>- Chris
> >>
> >>
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