[Full-disclosure] Standing Up Against German Laws - Project HayNeedle
echtler at in.tum.de
Wed Nov 14 08:20:56 GMT 2007
> > So it wouldn't make much sense to create connection noise on a TCP or
> > HTTP basis, as this stuff isn't logged. I think one should rather
> > concentrate on generating email noise in this regard.
> So the FD trolls are protecting us from the surveillance state(s)? Eat
> your heart out, Robert K. Merton.
Just to make myself clear: I don't think it is a viable option to create
email noise, I just pointed out that it makes more sense than TCP/HTTP
As for using encryption: the fact that communication has happened (with
respect to email, at least) can't be hidden, at least not if one or both
ends of the communication are with a big public email provider.
(Remember that you only have to comply with this law if you provide
email/internet/telephony to the _public_, i.e. if you are a private
person with a private mailserver for your family and friends, this
doesn't apply to you - yet.)
Personally, I think that the best option to act against this nonsense is
a lawsuit at the Federal Constitutional Court (aka
Bundesverfassungsgericht), which has shown in the past that it is
willing to live up to its name and defend the "Grundgesetz" against too
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