RBN and it's spin-offs
kmedcalf at dessus.com
Wed Dec 30 22:05:19 CST 2009
>>> Reportedly started by someone operating under the name
>>> "Flyman," RBN is known as the mother of cybercrime among
>>> online investigators. François Paget, senior expert for
>>> the McAfee company, says that RBN began as an Internet
>>> provider and offered "impenetrable" hosting for $600 a
>>> month. This meant a guarantee that it would not give
>>> out information about its clients, no matter what
>>> business they were in.
>> This is a commendable position and one that should be the
>> default for all businesses. Severe penalties (such as cutting
>> out of the tongue or cutting off hands) should be dealt to
>> anyone who releases private information without having first
>> ensured that such disclosure is in accordance with a properly
>> obtained court order issued by a competent court in a public
>> hearing (and no, administrative tribunals are not courts of law).
> Wow. I always knew there existed some alternate universe where the
> RBN were actually the good guys. Didn't expect to find it so fast,
> and on nanog at that.
Wasn't it Larry Flynt that said: "Because if its good enough to
protect a scumbag like me its sure darn good enough to protect
all of you".
Without a warrant, there is an absolute right to privacy.
It continues to exist right up until either (a) one party chooses
to give up that privacy or (b) a third party arrives with a Court
Order. This is simply a covenant between two parties to preserve
that "private" state unless lawfully compelled by lawful process
otherwise. In other words, a covenant to adhere to the rule of
law and the courts in the event of any dispute between the parties
or any third party. It sure seems like a good thing to me -- and a
covenant I would hope anyone I do business adheres to.
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