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[liberationtech] NYT report on Obama admin's wiretap plans

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Mon Sep 27 10:59:31 PDT 2010


On 09/27/2010 07:02 AM, Rebecca MacKinnon wrote:
> 
> I recommend Glenn Greenwald's comparison of the Obama admin's latest
> moves with the UAE/Blackberry situation, which the administration
> criticized:
> http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/09/27/privacy/index.html
>
>  If the bill described by the NYT were to be passed into law, am I
> correct in my understanding that tools like Tor would be illegal
> and/or impossible to develop and operate in the U.S.? 

It's unclear what is exactly being proposed. This looks like the start
of the second crypto wars; hopefully we'll win this one even quicker
than the last.

I'd like to read the actual text of the bill - is that available
somewhere yet?

All the best,
Jake



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