Skip to comments.Feds Demand User Passwords As Congress Sells Us Out
Posted on 07/26/2013 11:23:43 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Its been a rough couple of days for any freedom loving American. Two big stories broke in relation to the NSA scandal and neither bodes well for the future of privacy in this country. Yesterdays big story came from CNET. That is significant in and of itself because CNET is not exactly what you would call a site for political news junkies. CNET is more for the computer savvy techies.
They are reporting that the feds are applying intense pressure to gather passwords. CNET reports:
The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.
If the government is able to determine a persons password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.
A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies really heavily scrutinize these requests, the person said. Theres a lot of over my dead body.
Of course no one is going to admit to providing such info. Its bad for business. The CNET article is enough to raise serious questions. And even if some of the big providers are saying no way, you can bet that they arent all saying that. There is no such thing as internet privacy. Keep that in mind going forward.
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Don’t worry, they will take care of your balance.
Heck, no need to back up your data at all: just ask the NSA to copy from THEIR archive. . .
Many “representatives” will be holding community meetings during the August recess. It might be a good time to let your voice be heard!
The Democrats own the NSA , IRS ,FBI and ObamaCare etc ,all that’s missing ,THE PASSWORDS
Apparently Google, Apple, Sprint and Verizon have already complied. If not the passwords, then your complete account history is in the hands of Fedzilla
As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a Government-driven attempt to gain access to everyone's password-protected data. And now we know it's true.
This craven criminal cabal in the White Hut is the most depraved, slovenly, cynical pack of tyrant wannabe's we have ever had to defend ourselves against. They plainly deserve summary execution for their perfidy. Abdication of their Otah's of Office and Treason Against America during Wartime. And they aren't so very far from fomenting so much animus throughout their citizenry that they end up with precisely what they have coming.
Little Barbie is pushing for an all out race war, never considering that when the enraged masses finish dealing with all his rump-swabs, he just logically becomes next on the "to do" list.
Talk about not thinking it through, huh?
Without a Miranda warning, anything you say or do on the internet may be used against you.
Somebody needs to remind Congress that they are target number one for the bureaucrats in jack boots.
Have they obtained a warrant, documenting probable cause?
Passwords for what ‘sites’, specifically?......
I can now say with certainty that we live in a fascist country. Didn’t take long to go from A Noble Idea to Total Tyranny.
Are genuine warrants no longer required?
Are have our rights been degraded to the point where the courts issue phony blanket “warrants” that attain to every person in the USA?
The Feds need to be told to Bugger Off!!
There's precedent. They were called "writs of assistance."
“Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.
Good. I’m changing mine to insulting phrases that will annoy the sneaky lawbreaking feds.
You know - what town were you born, color of first car, etc.
Yes, this is a fascist country.
Even worse, with your password it makes it even easier for them to impersonate you and frame you for any crime they so choose, in order to lock your @ss up and put you away for political reasons.
Mine voted in favor as well. I had already spoken to both local offices and his DC office.
The obvious response to this is to NEVER discuss anything via any electronic means that may get you trouble.
I can talk face to face with people and plan just about anything, then carry it out when I need to and not one spec of that information would ever appear on an electronic device.
Go ahead and get my passwords - then log into my credit card accounts and see that all I buy are hotel rooms while on vacation, and maybe dinner once in a while. Get my email password and check out my credit card and utility bills - and see that everything is as expected.
Read all my text messages you want (just random texting going on - get a baseball score once in a while).
I never, ever, EVER write anything in an email, on a text message, or on a posting anywhere that may incriminate me, or lead one to believe I am doing anything illegal or terroristic.
So if I WAS planning something those discussions happen face to face in a basement with no windows while loud music plays upstairs.
If one is so stupid as to get caught using this stuff, then they deserve it!
Never thought of that, but you are right.
This bunch would do it too.
“F—k You”, THAT’S my password.
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