11.8.06

The Portuguese Big Brother arrives

According to "Diário de Notícias", a Portuguese journal, the Portuguese police is going to buy some equipment to monitor Internet communications, spending 500K € of Portuguese taxes money to implement a Portuguese Big Brother, that will let the police intercept e-mails, sniff conversations (like MSN ones) and others. This was already aprooved and there's no way back.

This also sniffs stuff like who's downloading what in P2P networks like emule or who's talking with who with programs like Skype.

So, fellow Portuguese people, it's time to use other ways of using the Internet, like encrypting your e-mails with PGP, downloading stuff from anonymous P2P networks like GNUnet or chatting in encrypted enviroments, like in the Portuguese talkers with SSL connections.

But the most important thing of all, we should try and fight legally to stop letting assholes like Alberto B. Costa to take such privacy-violating procedures without consideration about the Portuguese oppinion on such matters. Yes, that includes voting, something the Portuguese people unfortunately aren't used to do.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:09 AM

    Não estarás perante um cenário semelhante ao que tens actualmene com as escutas telefónicas ? Crês que vão implementar um Echelon ou que vão monitorizar tudo e tudos ?

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  2. Tudo bem, eles que escutem tudo! Mas ainda não perceberam q n é assim q se combate o terrorismo, os terroristas sabem q eles estão a escuta, se tivessem lido o meu post secalhar pensavam como eu penso, vão sempre existir mensagens q eles não vão conseguir ler, vai haver sempre uma elite q oculta algo, a unica coisa q eles podem fazer é por essa elite sossegada, sem motivos para tomar o caminho da violência.

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  3. O cenário não me parece minimamente similar ao das escutas telefónicas...

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