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freelance
05-28-2008, 02:18 PM
Here's an interesting little tidbit. WE wrote it: "The new document is reported to be drafted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative." And, yes, this does affect us here. More warrantless searches and confiscation by people totally unqualified to know whether or not you have broken the law. TSA and Customs are going to become judge, jury and executioner.

Copyright deal could toughen rules governing info on iPods, computers

http://www.canada.com/topics/technology/science/story.html?id=ae997868-220b-4dae-bf4f-47f6fc96ce5e&p=1

Kludge
05-28-2008, 02:20 PM
DHS have always (post 9/11) had the right to rummage through your electronics and browse your HDs for TERRORIST PROPAGANDA!!!!!!

acptulsa
05-28-2008, 02:23 PM
As long as we're already inconveniencing the living shit out of you for your safety, we're just going to further inconvenience you for the sake of various stockholders you've never ever met. But it's so little additional inconvenience you won't notice.

LittleLightShining
05-28-2008, 02:25 PM
Not long ago someone was stopped crossing the border from Canada back to the US. He was asked to allow the border agents to check out his laptop. They found child porn. I'm not sure what came of it, but it did go to court.

freelance
05-28-2008, 03:12 PM
DHS have always (post 9/11) had the right to rummage through your electronics and browse your HDs for TERRORIST PROPAGANDA!!!!!!

Yes, but did you read in the article where they expect lengthy delays. Does that indicate that this might just become SOP for examining all computer. And, this would also give them the right to take them away.

AND, did you notice this is happening world-wide via treaties and back room negotiations? Another end run around Congress.


As long as we're already inconveniencing the living shit out of you for your safety, we're just going to further inconvenience you for the sake of various stockholders you've never ever met. But it's so little additional inconvenience you won't notice.

Yes, exactly.

asgardshill
05-30-2008, 02:07 PM
PGP (http://www.pgp.com/wde/?cid=SEDiskCowdGooLose250) is your friend.

freelance
05-30-2008, 02:15 PM
PGP (http://www.pgp.com/wde/?cid=SEDiskCowdGooLose250) is your friend.

You have to give them the key. If you don't, well I don't know if it's simply confiscation or arrest. The guy that got arrested for porn gave them his password.

I imagine in the beginning, you'll be able to fool them with hidden areas on your hard drive--until they really train them.

asgardshill
05-30-2008, 02:31 PM
You have to give them the key. If you don't, well I don't know if it's simply confiscation or arrest. The guy that got arrested for porn gave them his password.

Your point is well-taken. But I don't have to do anything except stay white and die. You see, I have this affliction, documented by medical professionals, of not being able to accurately remember long complicated strings of numbers and letters while under physical or mental pressure (such as being badgered by JBTs while sitting in a TSA back room under a bare bulb). However, under enough of the right kind of pressure, I might just be persuaded to give up a password that unlocks only those areas of my hard drive that I've prepared for just such an emergency. I think my current ones are full of Photoshopped JPGs of law enforcement officials dressed up in pink tutus while fellating Chihuahuas.


I imagine in the beginning, you'll be able to fool them with hidden areas on your hard drive--until they really train them.

Replacement laptops are inexpensive and backed-up data (even an entire cloned hard drive) can be secreted in the darnedest places (http://www.physorg.com/news1333.html). Let them spend megabucks on data analysis just to find out that the only thing I'm hiding on my HD is my Aunt Sadie's peanut butter cookie recipe.

youngbuck
06-01-2008, 12:59 PM
You can make hidden partitions on your HDD that are also encrypted. It would be very time consuming for them to find it.

HOLLYWOOD
06-03-2008, 07:32 PM
You can make hidden partitions on your HDD that are also encrypted. It would be very time consuming for them to find it.

RU kidding?

See the links...for simple software available worldwide
I am neither condoning or condemning this... but it's a matter of seconds today for the FBI to break 64/128 bit encryption... higher is just longer, but eventually, ALL encryption CAN & WILL be broken if given the proper resources.
Why do think the government NSA/FBI/DIS/DIA/NRO/CIA/SSO/USAF/ASN/USA/NSC/
USMC/USCG...and any other classified communications agency/department changes their encryption every 24 hours?

http://www.jproc.ca/crypto/terms.html (http://www.jproc.ca/crypto/terms.html)

http://xwarezzz.com/utilities/293/fbi-wireless-hacking-live-dvd-keygen-crack-serial-patch.html (http://xwarezzz.com/utilities/293/fbi-wireless-hacking-live-dvd-keygen-crack-serial-patch.html)

Matt Collins
06-03-2008, 08:33 PM
However, under enough of the right kind of pressure, I might just be persuaded to give up a password that unlocks only those areas of my hard drive that I've prepared for just such an emergency. I think my current ones are full of Photoshopped JPGs of law enforcement officials dressed up in pink tutus while fellating Chihuahuas.
HA HA HA!!!

Thanks for the belly laugh :D