Monday, June 17, 2013

Paranoid Question

Here's a paranoid question which I hope we won't have to be worrying about in the future.

You can find various articles / suggestions telling you how to get around NSA etc. eavesdropping. Here's one.

I posted something similar (with better suggestions) a couple of days ago.

So how soon before the governments start trying to make it illegal to tell people how to avoid being surveilled?

There is, after all, a precedent : the DMCA made it illegal to circumvent copyright protection mechanisms. And SOPA allows corporations and the government to punish sites that link to information that helps you pirate. Why shouldn't they push for similar legislation to deny people knowledge of how to circumvent snooping?

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