Posted Jan 8, 2010 16:28 UTC (Fri) by anselm
In reply to: UMTS
Parent article: GSM encryption crack made public
Your use of "thugs" for citizens who value their privacy appears to come
from the idea that innocent citizens have nothing to hide.
Read again. That was from the point of view of the non-endusers.
If it was up to me I'd let everybody communicate securely. However,
neither the government nor the mobile operators have seen fit to consult
me for my opinion. Quite on the contrary -- over here in Europe they're
busy building a large infrastructure based on the assumption that
everybody is a potential criminal, hence everyone's use of
telecomms (phone calls, SMS, e-mail, ...) must be monitored and stored for
an extended period of time for
the benefit of the police and assorted three-letter agencies. It was all
the German Constitutional Court could do to keep them from exploiting the
data to try to identify, e.g., traffic transgressors and Internet
downloaders here in Germany, pending a more thorough judicial review.
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