Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 Jan 2008.
Petition for the rethink of teh ban on hacking tools.
No guns don't kill people I do(sorry bit of happy Gilmore humor)
How exactly do they plan to enforce this?
Let Sony install a rootkit that dishes out following info
Installed software => To the government
How many times you type Allah or Islam => To the government
List of media files => To RIAA (or IFPI or the likes)
Your penis size => To the Viagra spambots.
... and the list is endless...
Seriously: They'll never know...
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Rethink the introduction of a set of guidelines to be applied to the Computer Misuse Act which will, if enforced, make it illegal to possess or distribute “hacking tools.”."
Great, written by someone who can't spell. That's sure to help the cause....
Very badly written too. A very brief explanation of the fact that there are legitimate uses for the tools and referring to them as "security tools" would be far more sensible. I hope another petition can be launched and this one withdrawn, but I doubt it now.
Computers in general must be on the GOVERNMENT's hit list, not only can they be used for all sorts of illegal activities they can also be used to view and create content that casts the GOVERNMENT in a bad light. We can't be having that now can we?
Welcome to 1984!
I suggest a national break the law day where you take a selection of ludicrous laws and attempt to break as many of them as you can and publiscise it. Given that the gaols are now full you can't get sent to prison anymore
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