I just want to make this perfectly clear: I will never use (known to be) backdoored crypto. I will not purchase "compliant" devices. If it comes down to it, I will stockpile grandfathered legacy devices.

Don't let the coronavirus hype distract you. They're pushing this shit through **right now**.

If you don't yet know about the government's latest attempt to legislate encryption backdoors, look here

@r000t like using some Crypto AG legacy devices ? 😆

@r000t I kind of like it, because it promotes peer to peer software as opposed to having a server in the middle providing a service. it also promotes decentralized solutions. easier to divide the web into 2 parts. The PG13 web and the adults only web.

if this law is implemented inside the home routers it world be perfect. You dont have to worry about monitoring your kids computer. The only thing he could ever access is pg13 stuff.

The companies who loose the "protection" are the ones like facebook. Like the respect your privacy anyways

Encryption, uspol 


Is this even enforceable? Not that we shouldn't oppose it, but it seems both technically and legally spurious.

@r000t there is no such thing as a grandfathered device in this bill. the whole point is to make it so you can't escape the control grid by going to ex. fediverse style tech.

consider facebook admitting they feel threatened by fedi alt tech and twitter talking about trust busting itself in to a distributed network. making every data server liable means its commercially impossible to have security while knowingly side stepping the court rulings that cemented the death of the crypto wars.

as for corona this is obviously a politicized outbreak IMO. there's too much stupid shit going on like

this bill happening at a time when people are "not allowed" to gather for, i dunno, a protest of stupid shit the government is doing?
helping cover for chinas time zero
waiting for containment to break to even announce containment attempts
the CDC holds patents on the disease
a complete screw job of reporting to prevent accurate information and rational responses
everyone now jumping on this to create massive economic collapse (Rockefeller types make their most money during great depressions, when they can buy the world for cheap, and we just experienced such a massive tank of markets)
pushes for mandatory vaccination (even though the CDC patent states that antibodies for covids are short lived, so you are literally only getting harmful adjuvents and an antibody that will expire in weeks and leave you vulnerable to re-infection)
blatently unconstitutional executive orders being passed at various levels (governors saying they can seize anything from anyone, which is in direct violation of the constitution)
people trying to jam containment bills with pork to pass their agendas


its kind of "curious" to force everyone to their homes and online and then turn around and try to delete online privacy again, isn't it? especially while also trying to push ubiquitous (harmful) 5G every mile?


Super long. Will make a real response later.

Not having legacy anything makes it 100% unenforceable, in practice. Just this week I've dealt with no fewer than two dozen unique systems used by "large ish" companies, that haven't seen a real update in at least 5 years.

I guess what I'm saying is, fuck, no legacy devices, how the fuck long of a cutover period will be used to allow for tortoises to come up to compliance.

The idea of #encryption #backdoors is sickening.

We tooted a satire video about this (an #Australian version called the "Assistance and Access Bill") a couple weeks ago.

We also find the justification of 5G pathetic. In #Australia telcos need to run nonsensical #ads to sell #5G to the public. Due to the need to provide more towers it is easier for government to pin-point users and diverts resources away from fighting #climateChange.

@r000t @strypey

I scanned the bill. It has all sorts of rules about selecting a committee, encouraging them to write a report, ram-rodding legislation implementing the report’s recommendations through Congress, and encouraging private actors to obey, but it mentions cryptography only once, requiring two committee members to have experience with it.

It may be the intention of the bill’s authors to limit encryption, but this bill doesn’t do that.
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