posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:39 PM
reply to post by Sissel
Yes, of course, they will only use it for the best possible motives! Even if I believed that utter crap what about tomorrow or the next day. The
reason Police need warrants is to help prevent abuse of power. This is s slippery slope.
What police want is a situation that they think they can simply catch anyone by sitting in front of a computer. All that happens is that organized
crime shifts to encryption, hidden or otherwise, and the Police only catch the real stupid idiots.
In my state in Australia there is a firm belief by our Police that anyone using encryption must be a criminal. They hold this belief quite strongly.
So much so that during a major investigation into bike gangs a policeman left a laptop on the back seat of his car. It was stolen. The laptop was
wide open, not even a password screen. The entire operation including names of undercover officers was so badly compromised that they had to
'rescue' their undercover operatives.
But they still hold to the mantra that encryption is evil.
Every single step that Governments have tried has been made redundant within weeks by white hats. The classic example is the development of
truecrypt. Its history is a remarkable story of staying two steps ahead while making it very easy to use.
Police requests such as this one are made by morons who live in a fantasy world enabled by corruption and a constant need to protect their collective