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Re: On the crime bill and remailers
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> I strongly disagree with this. Anonymous remailers as presently
> constructed will be almost completely ineffective against any significant
> government attempts to surveil email traffic. The government does have
> the resources today to defeat most uses of remailers. Since present-day
> remailers lack padding features, the correspondence between incoming and
> outgoing messages, even with encryption, is relatively easy to establish.
> This is made worse by the lack of general support for reordering, which
> renders the task almost trivial.
Although it does seem that the government ought to be able to track
remailer traffic, is there any evidence that they are actually doing it in
the real world? I've seen posts on usenet which would have presumably
provoked a reaction from police, but I can't remember hearing of any
cases in which such surveilance occured.
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