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    Sept 11=censorship via academic journals?

    anyone else notice that articles on steganography are now inaccessible via many online academic journals since Sept.11th?
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    I may be wrong....but I vaguley remeber reading somewhere that it will be a criminal offence to send encrypted email punishable under the proposed new anti terrorist laws.



    And they call me paranoid.




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    they do that and i will make it a point to send as many encrypted emails as i can. ill send encrypted emails saying "hi" to one of my other addresses. just to piss em off. and when i get arrested ill do everything i can to make a big media circus of it. i HIGHLY doubt that any jury will convict sombody for encrypting private info.
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    I think you will find that the anti terrorist bill passed recently in the US does allow encrypted emails to be sent. In the UK we have had similar legislation for some time, because of the terrorist threat to the UK from certain groups based in Ireland.

    However, both governments have recently tried to compromise systems like PGP by suggesting that key(s) must be registered with them.
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    Originally posted by darkes
    I think you will find that the anti terrorist bill passed recently in the US does allow encrypted emails to be sent. In the UK we have had similar legislation for some time, because of the terrorist threat to the UK from certain groups based in Ireland.
    And here in the UK they've just extended it with the anti-terrorism act.

    Originally posted by darkes
    However, both governments have recently tried to compromise systems like PGP by suggesting that key(s) must be registered with them.
    personally though i think that this is a little stupid. I mean all of the good litlle citizens register their keys (presuming it does go through) and then the terrorists don't bother......result......we all get our mail watched by echelon and carnivore, and the terrorists, don't.
    There\'s no sense in being Pessimistic...it would never work anyway.
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    The proposals in the anti terrotism act that the UK government has put forward do not significantly extend electronic survelliance beyond that of the provisions of the RIP act. The RIP act (passed about a year ago in the UK) effectively legalised the use of Echelon, Carnivore etc, together with requirements on ISPs located in the UK to install hardware/software to allow interception to take place.

    Of course, your general point about emails being watched is true.
    I have yet to see any claim/evidence that the terrorists involved in the September 11 atrocity had used encrypted emails.
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    the laws r totally ****ed up..... we have 2 fight for our Privacy! god damn! we even have 2 fight for our Freedom of Speech.... that's god damn human rights and they wanna destroy 'em!

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    The government says we're winning the war on terrorism. Bullshit. Our economy is worse since the attacks and people are horribly afraid of flying even though they're more likely to die on the way to the airport than in the plane itself. And the anthrax scare...that hasn't even killed a dozen people. Now this, an invasion of privacy that just about violates our constitution. To quote something or other: "When privacy is outlawed, only the outlaws will have privacy."
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    Originally posted by darkes
    Of course, your general point about emails being watched is true.I have yet to see any claim/evidence that the terrorists involved in the September 11 atrocity had used encrypted emails.
    I'm not suggesting that the terrorists in the sept 11 attacks did use encrypted email, i was reffering to terrorists/organised crimnals in general who are never going to register their keys. and apologies, i actually thought that the anti-terrorism act had been already pushed through, i stand corrected

    (and to whoever gave me negative antipoints for my last post.....why??? at least gimmie a reason)
    There\'s no sense in being Pessimistic...it would never work anyway.
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    Although i never really looked for it before, there was no trouble finding information on it and programs for it.
    It would be rather stupid for any government to keep knowledge of steganography out of public view if terrorists are using it. Rather the should advertise its existance and encourage citizens to look for messages in wav files, images on web sites etc.
    ("what are you doing with porn on your computer". "aaahhh..i was doing me civic duty and looking for terorist messages")
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