[!CrackMonkey!] Canadia issues travel advisory; don't go to the US
squinky at dasbistro.com
Tue Nov 5 16:22:16 PST 2002
On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 04:01:36PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Casually suspending the writ of habeas corpus and holding people for
> indefinite terms in secret without charges is not "leeway to do a couple
> of not-very-cool things". And there's not even been any showing of
> _benefit_ from that.
My knowledge of the law is very little. I assume foreign nationals in
a state of war or whatever are entitled to hear what they're being
But in the scale of shitty things governments can do, I'll say it's on
the small side.
> Meanwhile, the Feds completely _ignore_ qualified experts on relevant
> fields such as computer security, while pursuing clueless pork-barrel
> projects like facial-recognition programs in airports. Look up what
> Bruce Schneier has to say on the complete failure of the Feds to apply
> common sense to such questions.
Computer security: you're right.
Facial recognition: you're right.
Bruce Schneier: he's generally right.
not erik - squinky at dasbistro.com - http://www.dasbistro.com/~erik/
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