Traffic data retention hits the streets in Germany

3 January 2008

It is not often that a technical policy matter, such as Traffic Data Retention, mobilizes the masses and is the subject of popular demonstrations. Yet during the 24th Chaos Communication Congress a sizable crowd took the streets to protest against the new German Data Retention legislation to come into effect on Jan 1st, 2008. A related debate concerns the “Federal Trojan“, a piece of malware controlled by the German federal police, used to gather intelligence from an infected computer as part of an investigation.

 The illustration (from indymedia) of this beast is priceless:

The federal trojan

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