Our Privacy in Jeopardy?
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Posted 2/27/11 , edited 2/27/11
I'd type stuff to explain it.
But it'd make more sense if you read it from the source.

http://my.mmosite.com/ecc3fa76e45f658b27b57693d41a9053/blog/ritem/e2b9b5c5d8f0d2947244420429735184.html

Not 100% sure if this is legit, but i found it totally ridiculous.
Please close if its duplicate or fake.
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Posted 2/27/11
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Posted 2/27/11
I feel like that's fake
Posted 2/27/11
Eh, I followed the citations to this article and did not see anything about actually shutting down Skype or similar programs (I might look for the actual hearing later). Regarding privacy, for me its about how and why such implementations are used.
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Posted 2/27/11 , edited 2/27/11
fake or not, with the patriot act, no one's privacy is completely safe. Let's all band together and start setting fires!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M
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i think that's fake...
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Well, I for one am subscribed to demandprogress.org, so I have indeed heard the news. Unfortunately they themselves distort the news they relay in order to rally support. While I hate them for their distortions, they're still highlight all sorts of bills of concern, and I am quite able to gather accurate knowledge on my own (which usually still favors that organizations viewpoint).

All the worse is that the news article there further distorts what was already distorted. But severe distortion doesn't mean that the matter at hand is meaningless. Is Skype going to be banned? No. Is all VoIP privacy going to be compromised at once by this bill? No. Is this bill dangerously pushing limits? Yes. While I hate the distortions, demandprogress.org is still the easiest tool ordinary people can use to fight problematic bills. They have my support. Bills like this pave the way for further infringing bills. As a matter of fact, this bill is made possible by previous such problematic bills, notably one that originated in the UK. I'm attentive to other nations' laws these days, as all the globalization that has happened is equalizing laws as well.

Hmm, there is more I'd like to say, but I've already typed all this while very sleepy and exhausted...
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