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Re: <nettime> [cryptography] Cryptography's Role in Securing the Informa
Justin F on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:42:36 +0100 (CET)


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An abstract gradient of metaphors if you'd like:

1999: "They have computers and many have other weapons of mass
destruction" (The article is dated as 2002, its google cached as 2011,
but I want to remember it as a quote from 1999)
http://www.cnet.com/news/federal-unit-to-fight-hacking/

2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act

2001: http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/38

2015: "to prevent, investigate, or prosecute offenses relating to: (1)
an imminent threat of death, serious bodily harm, or serious economic
harm, including a terrorist act or a use of a weapon of mass
destruction; or (2) crimes involving serious violent felonies, fraud
and identity theft, espionage and censorship, or trade secrets."

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/754/text

Or

"We need vast expansive powers and unaccountable private sector
partners without anti-trust limitations and state level proxies exempt
 from disclosure requirements in order to track, identify and
prosecute terrorists, spies, repressive international regimes, people
who jaywalk and anyone suspected disloyal to the party, also can we
make this extrajudicial irrelevant of extradition treaties?"


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