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The Indian city of Mumbai hopes to fight terrorism by installing keyloggers

All Internet cafes in the Indian city of Mumbai will have police-sanctioned key-logger software installed on their machines to help combat terrorism.  With a population of 13 million residents, cafe owners only in the city of Mumbai will be forced to install the software.

All cafe owners will be forced to register and receive a city license from police headquarters, reveal the number of PCs located in the location and Internet protocol (IP) addresses for all of the PCs.  Any cafe owners who do not register can be fined, with harsher punishments possible.

The announcement follows bombings in Hyderabad and Mumbai that were reportedly organized in Internet cafes.

"The police needs to install programs that will capture every key stroke at regular interval screen shots, which will be sent back to a server that will log all the data," said Vijay Mukhi, India Foundation for Information Security and Technology president.  "The police can then keep track of all communication between terrorists no matter which part of the world they operate from. This is the only way to patrol the net and this is how the police informer is going to look in the e-age," he added.

Privacy experts and bloggers around the world point out different methods criminals can use to remain anonymous.  A CNET blog indicates the use of proxy servers and Tor could be two potentially popular methods to get around the keyloggers.



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RE: and who's fighting the invasion of privacy?
By Vile2600 on 9/11/2007 2:01:58 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, right...Thanks for the laugh.

Google "USA Patriot Act" and Wiretappings...


By Christopher1 on 9/12/2007 2:30:04 AM , Rating: 2
Which were just overturned by a Federal Court, in case you didn't see the news recently. The courts have done their job, they have told the feds that they HAVE TO HAVE A WARRANT FOR ANY WIRETAPS, period and done with.

Now, the Patriot Act should not have tried to give them that 'no warrant necessary' power in the first place, you would be right there, but there are a LOT of laws that the legislature passes that don't fly in a court of law.


By mostpatriotic on 9/13/2007 2:20:19 AM , Rating: 2
Your not too bright or don't live here in the States. The rights of a citizen are an after thought here. Congress makes blatently illegal laws then the judiciary takes it's sweet time to act if they do at all. An inefficient checks-and-balances system is the same as a nonexistant one. The states were bought and paid for eighty years ago so they don't exist in any capacity but to nod in agreement.

Nothing less than tyranny

See enumerated powers found in Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enumerated_powers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_One_of_the_Un...


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