|August 30, 2004 Last Updated: February 20, 2005||The truth IS out there.|
A NEXIALIST N+E+W+S GUIDE: Skype OUT!!!!
from L. Reichard White
Do you like the "A-ha!" experience?
Make private, encrypted phone calls, chat, and send files world-wide --- for free!
A friend of mine was the brains behind the 1980s so-called "Computer Gang" in Las Vegas. After being busted for interstate gambling, a charge that was, as originally predicted, eventually laughed out of court -- my friend was fond of asking folks, "What is the most dangerous object in your home?"
His answer? "The telephone!" -- because it was a phone tap that gave him more than ten years of groundless  legal headaches.
Do you believe in Echelon? Do you believe in Carnivore? Have you even heard of them? They are two of the ways that the U.S. Sarkar  spies on nearly everyone in the world that sends information over the electromagnetic spectrum in any way. The prototype let the U.S. Sarkar intercept Panamanian Dictator (and Bush crony) Manuel Noreiga's conversations with his Swiss banker back before the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989. 
Whether you know it or not however, through CALEA the Federals can listen to your phone conversations anytime they decide to. If you like that idea, skip the rest of this article.
Now we all know it's essential for "national security" for the government to do such things -- after all they told us so. Again, and again, and again, and again - - - - And they never lie, are self-serving, or violate their operating liscense, The United States Constitution.
If that wasn't the case, you might want to learn a bit more about how "your" government spys on "we the people" and how some folks stop them dead in their tracks -- AND make perfectly legal free high quality phone calls to anywhere in the world as well. All you have to do is to Skype OUT!
The Skype package works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Pocket PC. -February 20, 2005
Here's the full story of how USA Corp. spies on ALL your phone conversations -- and what you can do about it:
The FCC's plans to require Internet-based phone and broadband services to be engineered for easy wiretapping is a response to a request from the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies. The proposal would bring Internet-based phone providers in line with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), which requires "telecommunications" carriers to make their networks wiretap-friendly. ... So any easy-to-intercept e-mail you may send from your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop at your friendly neighborhood coffee shop is treated as a radio signal and therefore may not have the same protections under the law that wire and oral communications do. ... And providers are falling in line with the FCC, she says, because the certainty of regulated business minimizes risk. Wiretapping the Web, By Brian Braiker, Newsweek, Updated: 2:18 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2004 912_clip1
With traditional phone networks, calls are routed through central circuit-switching stations, which connect long-haul phone networks and the wires that go into homes and offices. Typically, phone carriers have installed dedicated servers at or near the switches, which can isolate conversations from a specific phone number and send them to police agencies in a standardized format. It is easier to encrypt digital conversations than those in an analog format, and a growing number of Internet phone providers are encrypting their calls. Unscrambling the calls requires another piece of software.
This Slate article "Can They Hear You Now?" How the FBI eavesdrops on Internet phone calls (and why it sometimes can't). By David S. Bennahum
So, since we know "our" government never lies, is never self-serving, and never violates it's operating license (The U.S. Constitution), whatever you do, DON'T go to Skype.com!! And if you DO somehow go there, whatever you do, DON'T click on the Download Skype 1.1 link on that page!! And you certainly wouldn't want to click on this link -- or the Download latest version (white print on green background button) - - - because we wouldn't want to distress John Ashcroft, Tom Ridge and his Homeland "Security" nor pressure U.S. corporations to respect our privacy, now would we?
And most of all, we wouldn't want to diss the U.S.A. Patriot Act -- or insult our public servants by implying (by using Skype) that they don't abide by their oaths to obey and uphold the U.S. Constitution - - - -
- - - - now would we?
 The charge was that the Computer Gang was bookmaking, that is, taking bets while in actuality, they were making bets -- placing bets with bookies. At that time, it was not illegal to bet, only to take bets. And, as the folks involved used to quip, not without some truth, "We put more bookies out of business than the F.B.I." return
 In India, the word public is now a Hindi word. It means people. In Hindi, we have sarkar and public, the government and the people. Inherent in this use is the underlying assumption that the government is quite separate from "the people." Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire return
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