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German govenment to use email trojans to fight terrorists

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 04:50 PM
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German govenment to use email trojans to fight terrorists


news.bbc.co.uk

German government plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious e-mails have drawn sharp criticism.

The e-mails would contain Trojans - software that secretly installs itself on suspects' computers, allowing agents to search the hard drives.

The measure would form part of a new anti-terrorism bill.

A spokeswoman for the opposition Free Democrats, Gisela Piltz, called the proposal a totally unacceptable intrusion into privacy.
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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 04:50 PM
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This looks like quite a drastic measure that definitely needs a rethink in my opinion. Like the criticism in the article says, this is a total intrusion of privacy - even if it is targeted at known terrorists.

There are a number of ways that this could backfire, not least if the the trojans are sent to non-dangerous people, causing a total privacy breach.

...or perhaps that's what the government want to do? Spy on their own citizens.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 08:03 PM
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This is completely insane...

You won't even be able to trust governments or anything, and then they'll make anti-virus and anti spyware software that detects government spyware illegal but detects everything else...

Wait a moment, germany just passed some strange laws a few weeks ago about banning certain security software.

I think this is related and part of something bigger and more ominious!

Connect the dots



posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 08:16 PM
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German anti-hacking law: hijacking security?



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