She does know that those terrorists in France were communicating over plain old, in the clear, text messages, and still no one bothered to stop them.
This is a clear indication that none of this is being done to stop terrorism and aid law enforcement. France supposedly has a broader surveillance reach than the NSA does. And they still somehow missed these yokels that were not even using encryption. The need to bypass encryption is simply a need to spy on Americans and ensure that they stay in power. DO you think bad guys are gonna say "Well, damn! The cops can read my iMessages. What am I going to do now?" No, there's going to go to the first black market guy that can sideload the encryption app without the government back door and keep chatting away. Bad guys don't care about laws. That's why they are bad guys.
Open source software is completely forbidden.
Even existing open source products are being replaced. Apache and Tomcast servers are being replaced with Websphere servers. Mediawiki is being ripped out and replaced with Confluence. Virtualbox replaced by Vmware. MySQL by Oracle or MS SQL.
I even had to uninstall Notepad++ and replace it with a commercial text editor. If we use any perl or python, it needs to be ActiveState with a valid commercial license.
The only thing we still run that is open source is Linux. But we ONLY run Red Hat or SLES. Even our dev boxes are RedHat, and not CentOS.
Too bad there's this thing called CASH, which is just as anonymous as Bitcoin. I feel for law enforcement's need, but I also have a right to go to the store and buy some gum and a soda and not have it tracked.
The way things are going these days, I'm waiting for the FBI and Interpol pre-crime divisions to be spun up any day now.
I started using Ubuntu in the 5.x series. I loved it. I loved Gnome way more than KDE. The Gnome 3 came out. I thought that Unity was better than Gnome 3 and I happily continued to use Ubuntu. Then Gnome 3 became really good. I moved to Fedora, and started to flip flop back and forth every six months to compare the changes in Unity vs Gnome 3. I got to a point where I thought Gnome 3 had pretty much kicked Unity's ass and I saw no reason to go to Ubuntu.
Then I discovered Arch Linux. I don't think I could go back to a static distribution now. Getting the latest and greatest Gnome about 2 weeks after it comes out is awesome. And with 3.18 adding Google Drive support, I wanted 3.18 as fast as possible.
Now if there was suspected classified information on anyone else's mail server, would the government wait for proof or seize the server, look through it, and then say "My bad!" and give it back to you.
This was all done to make sure she had time to clean that server up and make it presentable, so no Clintons end in jail.
This is definitely grounds for impeachment and dismissal, followed by criminal charges.
I'm shocked these kinds of emails linger around and don't get deleted, or at least PGP encrypted.
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