I had this whole -remove your tin foil hat- thing drafted, but managed to read about this on the link provided and some other places.
Yall surf the web at work? ZOMG, your privacy is at risk!!! I typically recommend no less then 3 different way to log data when working with a customer and that's above and beyond any proxy. Ever get fired for checking out porn at work that they mysteriously found out about? Yeah, it was someone like me finding it.
Do you KNOW without a doubt that your ISP has not been compromised and does not have a data capture method in house?
Are you concerned about peer-to-peer getting nailed? Well, guess what...it IS against the law to be downloading those movies/music etc you did not pay for at all. Do I understand why its done, will I hate it too? Yup.
I think it's a crying fucking shame that they don't have much more of these things in place already. You all would go through the ROOF if your credit information did not have these measure in place for your privacy, but you'll whine about it and try to stop it for the security of your country?
I UNDERSTAND your point of view. I also understand that if the people responsible for our nation's security did NOTHING or rather the little you wanted them to do we'd be a lot more fucked up then we are now. I just feel there needs to be oversight on these matters, just like any corporation.
Example: A major banking/credit card processing company I worked for and still know the peeps there. All info flows back to about 4 Enterprise Security dudes. Now they COULD do crazy things with that data that they have access to without oversight. However, there is oversight and compartmentalization. They may get a shit ton of data, but they can't do other things to utilize it.
Now those dudes pass background checks and are good peeps. While at your job place when you're doing you banking or whatever it is you do - a lot of those dudes do not have any real background checks done. Those peeps can log ever bit of data you do without anyone ever knowing - even though it would be frowned upon and immoral.
Anyway, I may of misunderstood the gist of these articles and I may be misunderstanding yall. However, I just feel there is some need for this - but as with anything we need oversight to mitigate abuse of power.
Yall come across as if we should do nothing in regards to gathering intelligence via any form of communications. That just seem totally insane.
My '03 Sold.
Last edited by ceyko; 05-10-2009 at 08:17 PM.