Fridays are always good for shock headlines...
bzs at world.std.com
Mon Jul 10 20:10:42 UTC 2006
I apologize, my note (appended below) was intended for another list
which was also discussing this article.
I hope no one was seriously injured.
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On July 10, 2006 at 13:54 bzs at WORLD.STD.COM (Barry Shein) wrote:
> On July 8, 2006 at 03:04 fergdawg at netzero.net (Fergie) wrote:
> > [snip]
> > The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet
> > service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance
> > and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for
> > eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.
> I say: Double-plus ungood!
> I guess they can mandate whatever in hell they want in the name of
> catching bad guys, anything.
> It should remind us why those "obnoxious" folks from the ACLU et al
> really need to have a more balanced influence.
> P.S. In a somewhat unrelated but amusing chapter from the "Clear
> Thinking in Jurisprudence" dept:
> The NY State Supreme Court last week tossed gay marriage as being
> compelled by the state's constitution.
> One of the reasonings shot down was the assertion that there is any
> problem with discrimination because the result forbids both straights
> and gays from marrying same-sex, thus the result is non-discriminatory.
> I'll admit there may be arguments to be made on both sides but...WHEW!
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