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EARN/LEAD acts Anonymous 07/09/2020 (Thu) 11:53:54 No. 598
Is there any steganographic encryption/Tor/etc. out there I can use when this "let's ban encryption!" bullshit gets passed? Because let's be honest, they're eventually going to pass it, just like every other bullshit legislation they always eventually want to pass.
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Tor will probably continue to exist. It's originally a Navy project but it exists specifically so people in other nations can tunnel through their country's firewalls and escape monitoring. Furthermore, many of these organizations will just move to Europe and the US will not be able to stop users from downloading them. My main concern at this juncture is that Google, Amazon, etc will oppose it initially and then get some kind of exemption. This would likely force smaller companies offering end-to-end encryption technology out of business (at least in America) but allow for centralized services. In other words, Gmail will encrypt your connection for you to use, but the e-mails will sit on their server and be decryptable by them, and if you choose to GPG the text then it will be a crime. That is the real worry. Corporations backing it. EFF and ACLU are cucked these days and should be fighting it harder. Definitely call up your congressman and senators and complain loudly. This cannot be allowed to pass. We will all become criminals overnight.
>>623 Ahh, now I see why big companies aren't really fighting it. Initially I thought, "this is going to be a travesty for any big company like Google and Facebook, why aren't they trying to stop this and lobbying against it?" But now I see, if this gets passed they can easily put any domestic competitors out of business, such would be a win for them. Genuinely, thanks Anon for opening my eyes, I was honestly confused.
>>624 Anon, this happens with a LOT of legislation. Major corps backing minimum wage laws, tax increases, more regulations, etc.. They do it because it increases the barriers to entry, making them more dominant, crushing their competition, and centralizing their market share.
>>623 >Definitely call up your congressman and senators and complain loudly. This cannot be allowed to pass. We will all become criminals overnight. It's just like SOPA/PIPA/TPP/FOSTCA/SESTA/etc., they can keep trying over and over again (encryption in particular has been going on since the clipper chip debates in the 90s) until they find some sneaky way (like the SESTA shit) to eventually get the legislation they always wanted to begin with. I'm already incredibly fatalistic about it. I can see the writing on the wall. They're going to get this shit passed even though everybody on the internet is against it. So, I'd rather skip to what I can actually do (because 'calling your senator' has about the same staying power as that online petition to get a new season of Firefly). If I have to move to steganographic protocols, for example, I think that'd be the most reasonable move that within my scope of what I could reasonably do in my life.
>>627 Yeah, let's just wait until the day that the MANE (Monopolies Are Not Evil) Act gets passed allowing monopolies to actually be allowed. (No, it's not an actual thing, but with how things are going, I don't doubt that some legislation is going to come out legitimately allowing monopolies instead of corporate loopholes that allow them to be "not" monopolies) >>628 Yeah, it's sad. They only have to pass this one time whereas everyone else has to vote against it until they stop. While your congressman and senators may not do much, just remember to cast your vote for actual people that genuinely care about your privacy rather than corporate sock-puppets.

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