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On 2006-12-08, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
> __/ [ Mathew P. ] on Friday 08 December 2006 09:19 \__
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>> On 2006-12-08, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> Prosecuting and security authorities to be allowed to search PCs online
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>>>| In August of this year Mr. Wolf had already presented the draft bill
>>>| of a new Protection of the Constitution Act, which, once adopted, will
>>>| among other things give the Office for the Protection of the
>>>| Constitution undercover access to "hard disks" and other
>>>| "information technology systems" on the Internet.
>>> Another reason to use operating systems without hidden (binary) back
>>> doors. Linux does not permit this.
>> Excuse my ignorance, but just what in the holy fuck is the office
>> for the protection of the constitution?
> ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> It's a German thing. It sounds benevolent (like digital /rights/ management
> and /trusted/ computing).
> Sorry if this seems irrelevant, but I just know of at least one case in the
Not at all, thanks for the info
> UK where people's hard-drives were searched by remote investigators
> (Windows, of course). It's like your property (data) is transparent,
> provided you are connected. It probably goes beyond E-mail and Web surfing
> Best wishes,
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