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[liberationtech] Hammond Banned from using Cryptography

ITechGeek itg at
Fri Nov 15 19:20:27 PST 2013

Depending on your definition, that means no cell/cordless phone use
(cordlesss phones, GSM, & CDMA are technically encrypted), wifi (other then
open wireless access points), ssl, bluetooth, RFID credit/check cards.

Does cable TV count since that signal is encrypted between the cable
company and your cable box (and in most cases is a two way signal to send
back what channel you are watching).  How about satellite TV (Sat signal is

Transit systems are trying to move away from paper farecards and he
wouldn't be able to use any non-paper farecards

Or how about the remote for your car alarm?

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On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:

> From: Privarchy Mee <privarchy at>
> Can any of you, most of whom I do not doubt are far more knowledgeable
> about cryptography and how it's conceptualised within the legal
> sphere, offer some insight regarding this?
> The claim is that Judge Loretta A. Preska, who sentenced Jeremy
> Hammond today, said that for the three years (post-release) that he
> was to spend under supervision, he will not be able to use encryption
> for communication or storage purposes(!) which is practically a legal
> edict to go and build a cabin by Walden Pond. How can this be
> considered anything but cruel and unusual?
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