Australia: “Windows 7 Aids Pedophiles”

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The Australian government is accusing Microsoft of protecting child abusers by including powerful encryption in Windows 7.

A member of the Australian government working with “cyber-safety” is outraged that Microsoft is including powerful encryption in Windows 7, better known for its touchscreen support:

“If this new product gives paedophiles protection to keep harming children I would be extremely disappointed. I would expect the company to take moves to rectify this.”

They seem unaware Bitlocker was actually introduced in Windows Vista.

A “cyber-law expert” with the Queensland University of Technology explains how Microsoft is aiding wicked lolicon in vile acts of cyber-sodomy:

“Microsoft has long been criticised for inadequate security – now it has implemented a robust security system that will bring problems along with its good.

There are legitimate reasons for encryption, but there are also criminal reasons.

Ten years ago very few people had access to those encryption devices, now it is becoming extremely mainstream. With so many people using Microsoft, within years most people will have access to this technology.”

He demands laws which would allow the state to lock up evil encryption users who fail to share their keys with the state:

“They need to act quickly and legal powers to force criminals to surrender decryption keys or face a possible jail term.

These laws would help police, law enforcement agencies and anti-terrorist police.”

Australian police themselves can already obtain warrants to secretly install keyloggers, but cannot jail people for refusing to reveal encryption keys – they seek laws emulating those of the UK, where refusal to decrypt information for police is a serious crime.

Under the UK’s draconian Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, police potentially have the power to lock up people who refuse to hand over keys to data they believe to be encrypted, but just how this works when encrypted data is indistinguishable from random noise is something courts have yet to establish.

Americans too find their Constitutional rights subverted when it comes to encryption – in 2009 a judge ordered a man to turn over his encryption keys, ruling after a lengthy series of appeals that this did not constitute self-incrimination, which is protected against by the Fifth Ammendment to the US Constitution.

Thwarted snoopers will doubtless howl all the harder when steganography, where it is all but impossible to demonstrate that encrypted data is even present, becomes more accessible.

Technology also exists which allows a any number of dummy keys to be given to authorities, capable of unlocking fake files in order to thwart such laws, whilst allowing the real encrypted file to go unmolested.

Both of these technologies pose severe problems to such laws, although it seems unlikely this will discourage further attacks on civil liberties by those keen to extend their powers by appealing to child protection hysteria.

However, Microsoft has previously been caught hiding backdoors in its encryption for the benefit of government snoopers, so it appears allowing Microsoft to become the vendor of choice for such technology might actually be their best hope…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They should ban REAL locks.
    I mean, all those sick pedos can lock those poor children in without any chance of escape!

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    Comment by mysukumizu
    21:36 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More proof of how bat shit insane the Australian government is

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will this hypocrites and ignorant bastards learned that whatever happened is always human factor and not to put blame on the technology created. Geez~~

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    Comment by hasegawamiki
    01:56 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Australians are gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    On a side note senators are debating net neutrality.

    The republi..."THEM" are saying that if we don't get rid of net neutrality, Obama will take away our internet freedom. To keep internet freedom we have to privatize the internet. Wonder if we'll get the Australian model -_-

    Seriously everything that comes up now becomes Axis vs Allies, God vs Satan, Jesus vs Hitler.

    Remember if we don't remove restrictions on how telecom companies can abuse their customers we'll live in SOOOOOVVVVIIIIEEEETTT FRAAAAAANNNNNNNCCCEEE WeeeeooooWEEEEOOOOOOOHHHHH!

    Mcain's 2009 Internet Freedom Act -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Net neutrality is being pushed by Julius Genachowsky, last time I checked, who happens to be appointed by Obama TO the FCC.

    But don't worry about that man, worry about the head of White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. His idea of fun is to monitor everyone's comments on websites, and if they are "objectionable" the website and you will be held responsible for them.

    1984 anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think an apology would be enough, Microsoft is gonna be sued by Australia now.
    They have clearly sided with the pedophiles and the weird japs, just look at the new W7 pet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    See, thats why I don't like this country sometimes, they bloody ban anything even games like LFD2 WTF!!!! That country fucked everything up FFS!!!!! BAN THIS BAN THAT HOW ABOUT SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ban yourself from the world - save the children!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    10$ for 5MB/s down and 300 kb/s up, can go up to 5 MB if someone connects from the country(MAN <3)

    and i live in a country which is shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's illegal to export encryption software above a certain strength from the US because those damn terrists might use it to plot attacks on the country or something. Encryption paranoia is hardly unique to Australia, and an entire country is not represented by a few idiots in its government (this also includes the idiots who want to filter the internet, or who refuse to give us an R rating for games)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Australia....if you can't take it, then unhook yourselves from the world and shut up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just use TrueCrypt for that. No one needs Microsoft

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ridiculousness some of these go to is astounding.

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    Comment by davaeron
    18:20 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about thoughts? Ban them too?
    Same thing as with copyrasters.

    18:29 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Please don't lock your computers and never encrypt your files so we can easily trespass your privacy and check your PERSONAL data."

    Regards,
    Your busybody Australian politician.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm curious as to what they would do do against a person who has their computer encrypted with several forms of biometrics?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those people would tear an eye out of his head and cut his hand off for retina scan and palmscan/finger prints.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pff you're obviously not a politician - they're not that polite - a politician is more likely to say:

    "Don't lock your computers and never encrypt your files so we can easily gang assrape your privacy and mess around with your personal data - also give us the keys to your house because we'll need to get into your house - hey you got anything nice in your fridge? And how's your TV? It any good? Oh! And your car keys - you know how expensive oil is nowdays?!

    Regards,
    Your new god.

    P.S. Report to your local re-education camp from the 01/12/09 to the 22/12/09"

    Astaroth~

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:31 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what type of idiotic anon signs off with a name...

    Astaroth~

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One that's too lazy to sign up but doesn't want to be some comment and run cunt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sigh...I have to wonder about some people. Are they just stupid or do they have to work at it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so too little security is bad and too much is also bad? fuck off already

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, trying to watch everything at once is BS. Having a massive database of all of every persons info in one place with any bureaucrat having access it it is dangerous.

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    Comment by Duolis
    19:09 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have one question:
    Only the dumb one becomes politician, or when they become politician, they turn dumb?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When you become a politician you whore yourself out to polls.

    Then you fit your agenda with the polls.

    If you do something unpopular...SPIIIIINNNNNN!!!!

    Bush could outspin Gurren Lagann. His malfeasance will pierce the heavens!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god, that needs to be photoshopped now...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This surveillance society the people in power try to con us into accepting is fucking bullcrap.

    The terrorist surveillance program? The people running it spent most of their time listening to soldiers phone sexing their wives and outing men/women calling their gay lovers.

    You think that Britain hasn't had people look through their database of everything on everyone living in the country for recreation?

    I wouldn't be surprised if shit has happened in the surveillance states where massive amounts of personal information from credit cards/bank info to phone records have been improperly used to commit financial crime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's all just a bad joke, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The stuff about neutrality? No.

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    Comment by necxz
    23:52 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    weeehhhh.. these legislators are freakin stupid.. If a puppy were to hump a kid I wont be surprised they they will give the poor pup a death penalty. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trust me, if any well equipped agency really wants to see what is on your drive they could have it cracked with little to no effort. If you encrypt your drive to that degree, the FBI might ask for it but if you don't supply it it'll still be cracked quickly. Just cost a bit more money to do so and if your guilty of any crime it'll look even worst on you. If your dealing with sensitive material on a work computer usually they are well protected(not all the time but usually) but take it home and they are free domain for anyone with basic computer knowledge. It probably is not even the toughest encryption but gives users at the very least some protection if they so need it.

    Of course criminals might take advantage of it giving them the false veil of being safe when in reality its not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i didn't know that...

    air aids pedophiles as well too! omg!

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    22:21 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow,now all window 7 owner are potential pedo, wow just Wow

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:57 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a big cry baby

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I live in western australia we have different law's and actions than the eastern states and every time we hear a child nearly got abducted they find out later its the immigrant people that come here lol past 5 years everything went up in crime and PEDO'S since we are getting quite abit of boat people as well and everyone floods here for some reason dont know why i dont like being here boring hot shitty internet cant look at a immigrant or they say what u looking at and kick ya head in lol western aus have LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of japanese people flooding here and they live in perth wich is pretty expensive wail all the residential people are being forced out to the outer suburbs drive further to work no adsl in some area's and we just let all the immigrants moving in and shove us outa here lol ( I WANNA GET OUTA HERE) !!!! ps easten states suck dingo shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, disclosing decryption keys will help the police and so on, just as installing cameras in every citizen's bedroom, living room and bathroom will. After all, this is where most drug dealers hide their stuff.

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    05:49 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything in the Australian government is about pedophiles and their wicked ways isn't it?

    I propose this: all men promote rape because they have penises. As long as a man has a penis, he poses a threat to the integrity of the children and would-be raped people. The only solution is that all men give up their penises. We must cut off men's penises.

    Well, who wants to start with those in the Australian government?

    Comment by Cleo Weniger
    02:47 06/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do not imagine I've ever observed a new blog using this several responses on there!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 20/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dr. Hack: HACKSSSSSSSSSS

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    While the American government continues to provide bail outs for companies such a General motors people often forget how General Motors is Americans foremost manufacturer of these things called automobiles, machines which aid criminals by providing them with an easy means to quickly escape from the scene of their crimes. Just look how many high speed police chases there are! If these "automobiles" where banned, law enforcement would have a MUCH easier time of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 30/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the all point of encryption is privacy and security... but those retards don't understand.

    Comment by flood
    19:52 01/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aaaaand how old is Madobe Nanami?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 02/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    have the aussies heard of truecrpyt?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Erm...by complaining about this, aren't they also complaining about how much more beneficial it is for them too to use such encryption for themselves? We know all governemnts like to hide things from the public themselves those conniving bastards. Orwells's 1984 wasn't suppose to be a blueprint you know.

    Moralistic Facist Governments; it's ok for them to hide their stuff and take our money, but it's not ok for us to hide our stuff and take their money?

    Might aswell just label all cititzens 'Cut Throat Joe' and 'Rapey Daily Dave' and lock everyone up.

    Is it me or are some countries that has some history involving the UK seems to be reverting back to days of old where burning people at the stakes for the hell of it was natural?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    real pedophiles use TrueCrypt

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    04:45 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Frikking nice reference to Windows 7 outstanding support of touchscreen technology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dumb australians, when Windows had lack of security, they blamed that it allowed hackers to easily overcome it. Now when their security is great, another problem crops up. Why don't the fookin Aussies just get Macs for all I care... fucktards

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I mean "raped me".

    Typo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nowdays I don't consider a 12yo and up a child anymore.

    HECK back in 80's a 13yo wanted sex with me, she almost RAPE ME! No fucking kidding!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know what an encryption key is








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