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posted by hubie on Friday May 13 2022, @10:56PM   Printer-friendly
from the somebody's-watching-you dept.

From Malware Bytes Blog

On May 11, 2022, the EU will publicize a proposal for a law on mandatory chat control. The European Commission wants all providers of email, chat and messaging services to search for suspicious messages in a fully automated way and forward them to the police in the fight against child pornography.

[...] Similar developments are taking place in the US and the supporting narrative has expanded from domestic terrorism to other illegal content and activity, such as child sexual exploitation and abuse, terrorism, foreign adversaries‚ and attempts to undermine democratic values and institutions.

[...] What most, if not all, of these activities have in common is that you usually won't see the criminals using the same platforms as those of us that want to stay in touch with friends and relatives. They are already conducting their "business" in illegal marketplaces on the Dark Web, or they are using encrypted phone services.

[...] Since client-side scanning technologies may represent the most powerful surveillance system ever imagined, it is imperative that we find a way to make them abuse-resistant and auditable before we decide to start using them. Failures from the past have taught us that it's often the other way around. We learn from our mistakes, but how costly are they?

Also at:
    The Guardian
    Patrick Breyer

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 14 2022, @06:08AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 14 2022, @06:08AM (#1244916)

    Whatever keeps you from peeing in the pool and defrauding widows and orphans is fine by me. If God doesn't do that much for you, then what's the point of giving him a second thought?

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 14 2022, @07:47PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 14 2022, @07:47PM (#1245003)

    Because there is something there, but sky fairy theories are worse than useless. Oh let me just suck the big patriarchal dick in the sky and I'll get my 72 virgins! Talk about low vibration. Humans need to learn how to meditate and vibrate higher.