Yep, the GCHQ/NSA shills are hard at work on sites like Slashdot. They are a bit shit at their jobs though, so it's usually obvious who they are.
Originally from Surado, the new name for Slashdot Japan: http://it.srad.jp/story/15/07/...
That's one way of looking at it. Personally I think their efforts to confuse people were pathetic, the biggest problem is that people are just too stupid to participate in democracy.
Tor does in fact mask such traffic. It randomly merges and splits packets, adding in random padding data too, and small random delays. It is designed to prevent just such packet tracing, even if multiple nodes along the way are compromised.
To clarify, it was illegal for a variety of reasons, including interception of legally protected communications (e.g. with lawyers and members of Parliament) and because there was no authorization to spy on UK groups for this purpose.
Unfortunately encryption only hides the message content, not the metadata. As we have seen, metadata is often worse (from a privacy point of view) than the actual data, especially for a charity like Amnesty that needs to communicate with lawyers and MPs.
This sort of subjective law is actually quite common in Common Law countries, and seems to work reasonably well in practice. There are typically certain requirements, such as having to show actual harm took place (psychologist's report etc.) which means mere offence isn't enough. The prosecution would have to show, for example, that someone deliberately set out to harm a vulnerable individual.
There have been cases were people with existing mental illnesses have been driven to suicide. The people harassing them knew what they were doing. Society has an interest in protecting people from that kind of thing, because it's not a free speech issue. Harassment isn't free speech, it isn't necessary to allow it in order to allow full freedom to express unpopular ideas.
Some of them did. The people worst affected, particularly by unemployment, are the young ones who were only children or not even born when that stuff was going on.
The Greek government has a point. The only way out is for the Greek economy to reform and grow. Endless grinding austerity will just cause another revolution. The first one was peaceful, but if it fails the next one won't be. What do young, angry Greeks have to lose?
It was illegal at the time, but they quietly changed the law a few months ago to make it legal.
What an unfortunate name though, Cameron. Imagine being named after the act of shoving your tongue up someone's arse and cleaning it out. Possible even worse than that Santorum guy.
It's the media. When it was pointed out that Twitter informs users who are the subject of data access requests by the government they framed it as Twitter tipping off terrorists that they were being investigated. Not as Twitter protecting its users from over-use of surveillance and being transparent with them, but as colluding with the enemy. It was disgusting.
Also, what kind of bizarro definition of "socialist" implies wanting a surveillance state? If anything, the more socialist states in the EU tend to be the ones that have better protections for privacy and freedom because they understand that the government works FOR the people.
Tor isn't compromised, it's secure for what it does. Compromised end points are not something it is designed to protect against. It isn't a substitute for HTTPS or checking certificates. It doesn't stop you being an idiot and giving away your location or software on your computer leaking your real IP address. That's not what Tor is.
Also, passwords on zip files have actually been effective for over a decade now, when AES encryption was added. Zip file encryption is now actually quite good, covering both data and filenames, and using a secure hash to generate the AES key from your password. Essentially it is as strong as the password, and has been since V6.2.
Party Votes Seats
Conservative Party 11,300,303 (36.9%) 330 (50.8%)
Labour Party 9,344,328 (30.4%) 232 (35.7%)
UK Independence Party 3,881,129 (12.6%) 1 (0.2%)
Liberal Democrats 2,415,888 (7.9%) 8 (1.2%)
Scottish National Party 1,454,436 (4.7%) 56 (8.6%)
Green Party 1,157,613 (3.8%) 1 (0.2%)
So as you can see, 3.8 million people voted for UKIP (a bunch of wankers, but still...) but ended up with just one MP and no power at all. The greens got the same number of MPs with juste 1.1 million votes. Only 1.5 million people voted for the SNP and they got 56 seats.
The system is rigged so that power is always held by either Labour or the Conservatives. No-one else can get a look in, even if like UKIP they manage to gain quite and impressive amount of support. 12.6% of the vote, 0.2% of the seats. See how it works?
So at election time the choice is basically Labour or the Tories. The Tories will sell our freedom off with glee, and Labour aren't much better. But no-one cares about that come election time. Since the system is designed to avoid hung parliaments and any kind of power sharing it tends to produce totalitarian governments who rip away our rights and freedoms (human rights are being flushed away as we speak).
Jean Charles de Menezes died because of botched surveillance. Many others have had their lives ruined, and we are all diminished by giving up your right to privacy. The "cure" is worse than the disease.
The email was sent to Amnesty International yesterday, and while it conceded that the organization was indeed the subject of surveillance, no explanation has been offered. It is now clear that, for some reason, communications by Amnesty International were illegally intercepted, stored, and examined. What is not clear is when the spying happened, what data was collected and, more importantly, why it happened.