[ILUG] [Fwd: I fought the scammer... and I won.]
bryano at europlex.ie
Mon Apr 5 09:42:12 IST 2004
kevin lyda wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:33:39AM +0100, John Allman wrote:
>>of thing are. I just know it sucks. Finally, it's a bit out there, but
>>the gardai should forge closer links with the research community Among
>>us, we have a whole lot of knowledge of just about every issue under the
>>sun. We're mostly idealists, and those ideals include a spam-free
>>Internet. And heck, we're cheap!
> i think that info exchange works both ways. it would be nice to hear
> from the gardai and/or the dpp what evidence they need in these cases.
> and also, what are you legally *allowed* to record.
> while i love your story and i'm glad they got the guy, are your internet
> cafe customers aware that you might record their internet traffic?
> is there a sighn stating as much, or a form that they sign? are you
> legally obligated to do such notification? i know that i am usually
> told at the beginning of a call to certain companies that my call may be
> recorded. and how does the eu data protection act fit into all of this?
> the net has been largely self-policing for decades. and i hope it
> continues that way. but i think that in order for it to maintain that
> model, the communication between technical experts and the legal community
> (prosecutors and police) is not "a bit out there," it is a requirement.
It is rather interesting that Joe soaps, get stuck through such a mill trying
to protect themselves, while the likes of the US, UK, Canadian(?), Austrilian
and NZ governments can run something like Echelon, with the public largely
oblivious to it's existence.
To be honest, it's stuff like that... and all those nuclear weapons the
Russians, Americans and Chinese have, that comes between me and sleep, not some
random(guy), in an interweb cafe, trawling through his squid logs... but,
that's just me.
Echelon was apparently used by the British to get around inconvienent laws
about MI* spying on the Royal family, it may have been illegal for MI* to do
it, but, it *was technically* kosher for Echelon to do it, so the British put
int the request.
Jezz, you'd think they'd make their lives easy... and just break the law... shrug.
Add petrol here.
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