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    FBI and FCC Seek Control of Software Industry
    Submitted by Adrian Dunbaker on October 17, 2006 - 3:17pm. Business | Legal Issues
    FBI and FCC Seek Control of Software Industry

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    With government agencies, one often has to try to guess what they are hiding. A close look at a FCC policy document released at 9 p.m. on a Friday may shock you.

    Controlling Software

    The Federal Communications Commission has issued a policy paper that sets free speech back a few thousand years. Yep, the FCC is taking the position that computer software companies must first get approval from the FBI before they will be allowed to put software products on the market. Think about that for a minute and cringe.

    The ostensible reason for Big Brother’s power grab is, once again, the pursuit of terrorist and bad, bad people. You see, Brother wants to make every software company put a backdoor in their systems that lets Big Brother access your computer on the sly to keep an eye on you. No doubt, many evil people use Adobe and Microsoft products!
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    (Original post by joeeb)
    No doubt, many evil people use Adobe and Microsoft products!
    Certainly no doubt about evil people using Microsoft products...the company itself is evil, and evil begets evil :ninja:
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    (Original post by wesetters)
    I use neither, so I must be a good guy...
    You're even worse. You use satan's hardware.
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    (Original post by joeeb)
    The ostensible reason for Big Brother’s power grab is, once again, the pursuit of terrorist and bad, bad people

    Yes, pursuing terrorists is important, but why do I get the sense that this is just a reason to monitor everyone generally?
    It seems 'terrorism'has become a useful excuse for watching over the world?
 
 
 
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