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OK, so ...
28th October 2011, 11:40 AM #1
They want your computer to do what!?
I suggest you read this: Details of all internet traffic should be logged ? MEP ? The Register
OK, so it's not a bill, but a suggestion by an MEP that all internet activity is logged, including what you do on your home PC/laptop and stored in a central location. This isn't just what your ISP logs as standard, but they want your home computers to upload this information centrally as well, as this part shows:
I really hope this leads to nothing. For a start, imagine the size of the data center!
Ghioni said his "precise mechanism" would need the "collaboration" of operating system manufacturers such as Microsoft and Apple to log all activities on their systems, according to the automated translation of the report. That data would be "digitally signed in order to be traced to a specific computer and its user", allowing paedophiles to be identified "regardless of any trick [they may use] to anonymise any illegal activity", and would be inexpensive to operate, Ghioni said, according to the automated translation of the report.
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28th October 2011, 11:43 AM #2
Not only that but it would be impossible to implement. Sure, you might get Microsoft on board (but I doubt it), but all it would take would be someone sticking a firewall rule in place to block that traffic and its dead.
Or, someone using Linux.
And with current hard disk prices... The price of it!
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
Last edited by localzuk; 28th October 2011 at 11:46 AM.
28th October 2011, 11:44 AM #3
Politicians who know nothing about the practical world of IT coming up with their 'wonderful ideas'.
28th October 2011, 12:48 PM #4
the follow on from what Russ mentions about firewall is.....or what?
Say it came into effect and your OS wanted to do it and you blocked the traffic, are you going to be prosecuted for protecting your own data? if it works on a certain port, how many new exploits would be aimed at that port knowing that it HAS to be open, no ifs ands or buts.
28th October 2011, 01:09 PM #5
I can see rhis fall foul of every commercial user... So every government computer would do this? And the banks? And doctors?
You might as well scrap the DPA.
28th October 2011, 01:14 PM #6
yep, and of course the hacking groups will be absolutely baffled by the security the government impose, as they have been baffled by all other security systems, so our information is totally safe
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