On 7/15/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Rodolphe Ortalo</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Technically yes.<br>However, legally, they cannot do this *arbitrarily*.</blockquote><div><br>technically / legally / arbitrarily: technically it's doable, we agree; arbitrariness can be debatted in courts indeed, if you ever get to a court. But the main concern of many people, nowadays, is the definition and reliability of legality, especially in the US. There are more and more loopholes allowing agencies to get away with illegal actions. Besides, if there are legal protections for US citizens, at least in theory, in case of economic intelligence, they can spy all they want on foreign companies and their employees. So if you value your privacy, you'd better bet on technology than on laws and respect thereof. That's an important part of openmoko's "take your freedom back" stand.
<br><br>Now, time to pack my tinfoil hat before this goes completely OT :)<br><br></div></div>