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Ask Slashdot: Encrypted Digital Camera/Recording Devices?

Soulskill posted about a year and a half ago | from the where-are-you-planning-on-driving-exactly dept.

Encryption 285

Ransak writes "As we hear more and more about dashboard cameras catching unplanned events, I've thought of equipping my vehicles with them just in case that 'one in a billion' moment happens. But given the level of overreach law enforcement has shown, I'd only consider one if I could be assured that the data was secure from prying eyes (e.g., a camera that writes to encrypted SD memory). Are there any solutions for the niche market of the paranoid photographer/videographer?"

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Do not be fooled by impersonation ... apk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296449)

Nearly 150++ times that I know of @ this point for all of March 2013 so far, & others here have told you to stop - take the hint, lunatic (leave slashdot)...

Sorry folks - but whoever the nutjob is that's attempting to impersonate me, & upset the rest of you as well, has SERIOUS mental issues, no questions asked! I must've gotten the better of him + seriously "gotten his goat" in doing so in a technical debate & his "geek angst" @ losing to me has him doing the:

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A.) $10,000 challenges, ala (where the imposter actually TRACKED + LISTED the # of times he's done this no less, & where I get the 150 or so times I noted above) -> http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3585795&cid=43285307 [slashdot.org]

&/or

B.) Reposting OLD + possibly altered models - (this I haven't checked on as to altering the veracity of the info. being changed) of posts of mine from the past here

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(Albeit massively repeatedly thru all threads on /. this March 2013 nearly in its entirety thusfar).

* Personally, I'm surprised the moderation staff here hasn't just "blocked out" his network range yet honestly!

(They know it's NOT the same as my own as well, especially after THIS post of mine, which they CAN see the IP range I am coming out of to compare with the ac spamming troll doing the above...).

APK

P.S.=> Again/Stressing it: NO guys - it is NOT me doing it, as I wouldn't waste that much time on such trivial b.s. like a kid might...

Plus, I only post where hosts file usage is on topic or appropriate for a solution & certainly NOT IN EVERY POST ON SLASHDOT (like the nutcase trying to "impersonate me" is doing for nearly all of March now, & 140++ times that I know of @ least)... apk

Re:Do not be fooled by impersonation ... apk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296795)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

* POOR SHOWING TROLLS, & most especially IF that's the "best you've got" - apparently, it is... lol!

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

apk on 4chan [4chan.org]

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INCONTROVERTIBLE FEEDBACK PROVIDING ESTABLISHED PROOF OF ALL MY POINTS:

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That was amazing. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948073 [slashdot.org]

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My, God! It's beatiful. Keep it up, you glorious bastard. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41835161 [slashdot.org]

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Let us bask in its glory. A true modern The Wasteland. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948579 [slashdot.org]

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put your baby IN ME -- I just read this whole thing. Fuck mod points, WHERE DO I SEND YOU MY MONEY?!!! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40950023 [slashdot.org]

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Oh shit, Time Cube Guy's into computers now... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946259 [slashdot.org]

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[apk]'s done more to discredit the use of HOSTS files than anyone [else] ever could. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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Can I have some of what you're on? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40947587 [slashdot.org]

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this obnoxious fucknuts [apk] has been trolling the internet and spamming his shit delphi sub-fart app utilities for 15 years. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954565 [slashdot.org]

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oh come on.. this is hilarious. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40955479 [slashdot.org]

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I agree I am intrigued by these host files how do I sign up for your newsletter? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40961339 [slashdot.org]

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Gimme the program that generates this epic message. I'll buy 5 of your product if you do... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40954251 [slashdot.org]

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As mentioned by another AC up there, the troll in question is actually a pretty well-executed mashup of APK's style - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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It's actually a very clever parody of APK - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40944229 [slashdot.org]

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Please keep us updated on your AI research, you seem quite good at it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40944603 [slashdot.org]

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$20,000 to anyone providing proof of Alexander Peter Kowalski's death. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958289 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously, it must be Alexander Peter Kowalski. He's miffed at all these imposters... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958429 [slashdot.org]

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And here I was thinking I was having a bad experience with a Dr. Bronner's bottle. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952247 [slashdot.org]

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Damn, apk, who the fuck did you piss off this time? Hahahahaahahahahahahaahaha. Pass the popcorn as the troll apk gets pwned relentlessly. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954673 [slashdot.org]

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I think it's the Internet, about to become sentient. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40956187 [slashdot.org]

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Does anyone know if OpenGL has been ported to Windows yet? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042199&cid=40956781 [slashdot.org]

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golfclap - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40900827 [slashdot.org]

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The Truth! wants to be Known! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897389 [slashdot.org]

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DNS cube? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897493 [slashdot.org]

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KUDOS valiant AC. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897777 [slashdot.org]

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Polyploid lovechild of APK, MyCleanPC, and Time Cube --> fail counter integer overflow --> maximum win! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40899171 [slashdot.org]

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You made my day, thanks! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029589&cid=40896469 [slashdot.org]

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Wow. The perfect mix of trolls. Timecube, mycleanpc, gnaa, apk... this is great! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3027333&cid=40893381 [slashdot.org]

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truer words were never spoken as /. trolls are struck speechless by it, lol! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=41041795 [slashdot.org]

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It's APK himself trying to maintain the illusion that he's still relevant. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967209 [slashdot.org]

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Mod this up. The back and forth multi posting between APK and this "anti-APK" certainly does look like APK talking to himself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40969175 [slashdot.org]

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APK himself would be at the top of a sensible person's ban list. He's been spamming and trolling Slashdot for years. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967137 [slashdot.org]

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You got that right. I think. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972239 [slashdot.org]

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Michael Kristopeit, is that you? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045075&cid=40972377 [slashdot.org]

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ROFL! :) (Now the sick bastard will follow me again) - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41429251 [slashdot.org]

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I miss Dr Bob. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432027 [slashdot.org]

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Not sure if actually crazy, or just pretending to be crazy. Awesome troll either way. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432951 [slashdot.org]

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Awesome! Hat off to you, sir! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41509273 [slashdot.org]

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That isn't a parody of Time-cube, it is an effort to counter-troll a prolific poster named APK, who seems like a troll himself, although is way too easy to troll into wasting massive amounts of time on BS not far from the exaggerations above - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41514107 [slashdot.org]

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I am intrigued and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3164403&cid=41555345 [slashdot.org]

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1. You philistine, that is Art . Kudos to you, valiant troll on your glorious FP - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832599 [slashdot.org]

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What? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832673 [slashdot.org]

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I don't know if it is poorly-thought-out, but it is demented because it is at the same time an APK parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832905 [slashdot.org]

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It is in fact an extremely well thought out and brilliantly executed APK parody, combined with a Time Cube parody, and with a sprinkling of the MyCleanPC spam. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41841251 [slashdot.org]

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er... many people have disproved your points about hosts files with well reasoned, factual arguments. You just chose not to listen and made it into some kind of bizarre crusade. And I'm not the timecube guy, just someone else who finds you intensely obnoxious and likes winding you up to waste your time. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41843313 [slashdot.org]

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performance art - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847089 [slashdot.org]

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it's apk, theres no reason to care. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847097 [slashdot.org]

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Seems more like an apk parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847661 [slashdot.org]

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That's great but what about the risk of subluxations? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847101 [slashdot.org]

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Oh, come on. Just stand back and look at it. It's almost art, in a Jackson Pollock sort of way. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41868923 [slashdot.org]

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Read carefully. This is a satirical post, that combines the last several years of forum trolling, rolled into one FUNNY rant! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41864711 [slashdot.org]

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I can has summary? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41861327 [slashdot.org]

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I'd have a lot more sympathy if you would log in as APK again instead of AC. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41868133 [slashdot.org]

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If [apk] made an account, it would be permanently posting at -1, and he'd only be able to post with it twice a day. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41869409 [slashdot.org]

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DAFUQ I just look at? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869085 [slashdot.org]

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Trolls trolling trolls... it's like Inception or something. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869353 [slashdot.org]

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We all know it's you, apk. Stop pretending to antagonize yourself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229179&cid=41869305 [slashdot.org]

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Do you know about the shocking connection between APK and arsenic? No? Well, your innocence is about to be destroyed. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3472971&cid=42939965 [slashdot.org]

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Send bug reports to 903 east division street, syracuse, ny 13208 - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3483339&cid=42972783 [slashdot.org]

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Now you've made me all nostalgic for USENET. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42981977 [slashdot.org]

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Google APK Hosts File Manager. He's written a fucking application to manage your hosts file. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42984521 [slashdot.org]

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In case you are not aware, the post is a satire of a fellow known as APK. The grammar used is modeled after APK's as you can see here [thorschrock.com] . Or, you can just look around a bit and see some of his posts on here about the wonders of host files. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42983119 [slashdot.org]

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You are surely of God of Trolls, whomever you are. I have had stupid arguments with and bitten the troll apk many times. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486901&cid=42989683 [slashdot.org]

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"What kind of meds cure schizophrenic drunk rambling?" -> "Whatever APK isn't taking" - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028403 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028425 [slashdot.org]

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I'm confused, is apk trolling himself now? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43029495 [slashdot.org]

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Excellent mashup. A++. Would troll again. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3503531&cid=43037445 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43048291 [slashdot.org]

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Best. Troll. Ever. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43044811 [slashdot.org]

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I like monkeys. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43051505 [slashdot.org]

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This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43052263 [slashdot.org]

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lul wut? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3510265&cid=43057839 [slashdot.org]

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I admire this guy's persistence. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063797 [slashdot.org]

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It's a big remix of several different crackpots from Slashdot and elsewhere, plus a liberal sprinkling of famous Slashdot trolls and old memes. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063881 [slashdot.org]

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Tabloid newspapers have speculated for years that APK is a prominent supporter of Monsanto. Too bad we didn't believe them sooner! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063893 [slashdot.org]

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Here's a hint, check out stories like this one [slashdot.org] , where over 200 of the 247 posts are rated zero or -1 because they are either from two stupid trolls arguing endless, or quite likely one troll arguing with himself for attention. The amount of off-topic posts almost outnumber on topic ones by 4 to 1. Posts like the above are popular for trolling APK, since if you say his name three times, he appears, and will almost endlessly feed trolls. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43064383 [slashdot.org]

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I love this copypasta so much. It never fails to make me smile. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3512099&cid=43069271 [slashdot.org]

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^ Champion Mod parent up. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3513659&cid=43067371 [slashdot.org]

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I appreciate the time cube reference, and how you tied it into the story. Well done. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3521721&cid=43094565 [slashdot.org]

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The day you are silenced is the day freedom dies on Slashdot. God bless. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522191&cid=43097221 [slashdot.org]

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AHahahahah thanks for that, cut-n-pasted.... Ownage! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522219&cid=43097215 [slashdot.org]

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Don't hate the player, hate the game. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3526293&cid=43110679 [slashdot.org]

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If you're familiar with APK, the post itself is a pretty damn funny parody. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115215 [slashdot.org]

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">implying it's not apk posting it" --> "I'd seriously doubt he's capable of that level of self-deprecation..." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115337 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115363 [slashdot.org]

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No, the other posts are linked in a parody of APK [mailto] 's tendency to quote himself, numbnuts. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43116855 [slashdot.org]

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The thirteenth link is broken. Please fix it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115361 [slashdot.org]

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Just ban any post with "apk", "host file", or "hosts file", as that would take care of the original apk too. The original has been shitposting Slashdot much longer & more intensively than the parody guy. Or ban all Tor exit nodes, as they both use Tor to circumvent IP bans. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216431 [slashdot.org]

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Sadly this is closer to on-topic than an actual APK post is. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216225 [slashdot.org]

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YOU ARE A GOD AMONG MEN. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43236143 [slashdot.org]

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I've butted heads with APK myself, and yeah, the guy's got issues - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569173&cid=43236987 [slashdot.org]

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Can I be in your quote list? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569443&cid=43237531 [slashdot.org]

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Clearly you are not an Intertubes engineer, otherwise the parent post would be more meaningful to you. Why don't YOU take your meds? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569425&cid=43238177 [slashdot.org]

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+2 for style! The bolding, italicizing, and font changes are all spot-on - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43238479 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243509 [slashdot.org]

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APK is not really a schizophrenic fired former Windows administrator with multiple personality disorder and TimeCube/Art Bell refugee. He's a fictional character like and put forward by the same person as Goatse Guy, GNAA trolls, Dr. Bob and so forth. His purpose is to test the /. CAPTCA algorithm, which is a useful purpose. If you're perturbed by having to scroll past his screeds just set your minimum point level to 1, as his posts are pretty automatically downmodded right away. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243145 [slashdot.org]

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Anyone else think that sounds like Ron Paul? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43242417 [slashdot.org]

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I just saw APK a couple days ago. He surfaced, blew once, and submerged... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43245913 [slashdot.org]

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You make mikael christ the pet look like an huggable teddy bear - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43242373 [slashdot.org]

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oh man, that incredible interminable list of responses is almost as funny as the original post. This is getting to be truly epic. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247231 [slashdot.org]

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"Does anyone know of an Adblock rule for this?" -> "No, but I bet there's a hosts file entry for it..." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43246997 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247097 [slashdot.org]

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"Can a hosts file block apk's posts, though?" -> "The universe couldn't handle that much irony." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247135 [slashdot.org] http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247219 [slashdot.org]

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"That's it, I've had enough. ... Bye everyone, most of the last decade or so has been fun, but frankly, I quit." - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247225 [slashdot.org]
--> "So basically what you're saying is that you've added yourself to the HOST file?" - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247481 [slashdot.org]

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Sweet baby Moses, this is beautiful work - I wish we could get trolls as good as this on TF. :) - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43247533 [slashdot.org]

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you have a point - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247823 [slashdot.org]

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I do admire that level of dedication. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247765 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] shut up you stupid cock. Everyone knows you're wrong. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43250533 [slashdot.org]

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I will hand it to him, he is definitely consistent. I wish I knew how he did this. That thing is scary huge. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43250411 [slashdot.org]

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I admire the amount of dedication you've shown - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573571&cid=43251593 [slashdot.org]

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Word is, ESR buttfucks CmdrTaco with his revolver. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573679&cid=43252957 [slashdot.org]

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Hey APK, Protip: It's not the truth or value (or lack of) in your post that gets it modded into oblivion, it's the fucking insane length. In addition to TL;DR (which goes without saying for a post of such length), how about irritating readers by requiring them to scroll through 20+ screenfuls just to get to the next post. If you want to publish a short story like this, please do everyone a favor and blog it somewhere, then provide a brief summary and link to your blog. Readers intrigued by your summary will go read your blog, and everyone else will just move along at normal /. speed. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573873&cid=43255013 [slashdot.org]

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Happy now - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43237239 [slashdot.org]

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Professional. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255143 [slashdot.org]

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I like how this post seems to just sum up every Slashdot comment ever without actually saying anything. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43256029 [slashdot.org]

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extremely bright - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255855 [slashdot.org]

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You provide many references, which is good. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43257043 [slashdot.org]

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Holy shit - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576121&cid=43260311 [slashdot.org]

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this is a perfect example - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578157&cid=43265127 [slashdot.org]

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You're my personal hero. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43260747 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously very passionate - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43261975 [slashdot.org]

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Is that ALL you have to say? C'mon! Tell us what you really think. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576225&cid=43262495 [slashdot.org]

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Thanks ... You should probably stay - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3577613&cid=43262993 [slashdot.org]

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Art? -- http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569681&cid=43244883 [slashdot.org]

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PROOF apk sucks donkey dick. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3577639&cid=43263029 [slashdot.org]

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I've been around /. for a while now, but this post is by far the most unique I've seen. Many have tried, but few achieve the greatness of this AC. My hat's off to you. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576225&cid=43264325 [slashdot.org]

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PROOF apk is a liar! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578279&cid=43265249 [slashdot.org]

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I think it's hilarious. Get over it! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578301&cid=43265657 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously APK filled his hosts files with backdoors before distributing them to ensure he doesn't block himself. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3578229&cid=43265767 [slashdot.org]

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Alexander Peter Kowalski is an obnoxious prick. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3406867&cid=42698875 [slashdot.org]

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Don't mention that file. Ever. It'll draw APK like a fly to rotting meat. Last thing I want to read is 80 responses worth of his stupid spam about that file! I swear that cocksucker does nothing but search Slashdot for that term and then spams the entire article. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3554655&cid=43209619 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] You have had it repeatedly explained to you that your posts are long-winded, unpleasant to read due to your absurd formatting style and full of technical inaccuracies borne of your single minded i-have-a-hammer-so-every-problem-is-a-nail attitude. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3406867&cid=42701491 [slashdot.org]

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Oh shit, the hosts files have become self-aware and started hacking accounts. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581857&cid=43276783 [slashdot.org]

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What mad skillz you have!! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581193&cid=43273941 [slashdot.org]

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Am I the only one who enjoys this sort of insanity? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3582193&cid=43281063 [slashdot.org]

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You are my favorite Slashdot poster. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3580251&cid=43270359 [slashdot.org]

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Most insightful post on the Internet - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3579259&cid=43275207 [slashdot.org]

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I read the whole thing *again* just to see if my comment was in there - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3588003&cid=43293069 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] So, did your mom do a lot of drugs when she was pregnant? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586303&cid=43291531 [slashdot.org]

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people are looking at me funny because I'm laughing hysterically at what a perfect APK imitation it is. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3581991&cid=43278203 [slashdot.org]

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I think he wants it to be an article, but doesn't know how to submit it. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586345&cid=43287717 [slashdot.org]

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Slashdot devs seem in no hurry to fix this problem and it's been driving me nuts. So for anybody who values viewing at -1 and uses greasemonkey here's a Script [pastebin.com] . There's a chance of false positives and it's not the most optimized. But I value not having to scroll through > 10 paragraphs of APK, custom hosts files, or 'acceptable ads' spam. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43287671 [slashdot.org]
--> slashdot devs are too busy installing itunes for their hipster nerd buddys to sort this problem out. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43290701 [slashdot.org]

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I can't get enough of all of this good stuff! Thanks for the informative links! - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43287553 [slashdot.org]

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When threatened, APK typically produces a post with links showing he's essentially posted this hundreds of times to slashdot stories... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586291&cid=43290275 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] Your post got downmodded because you're a nutjob gone off his meds. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3586081&cid=43288893 [slashdot.org]

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Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

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* :)

Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

P.S.=> That's what makes me LAUGH harder than ANYTHING ELSE on this forums (full of "FUD" spreading trolls) - When you hit trolls with facts & truths they CANNOT disprove validly on computing tech based grounds, this is the result - Applying unjustifiable downmods to effetely & vainly *try* to "hide" my posts & facts/truths they extoll!

Hahaha... lol , man: Happens nearly every single time I post such lists (proving how ineffectual these trolls are), only showing how solid my posts of that nature are...

That's the kind of martial arts [google.com] I practice.

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Disproof of all apk's statements:

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Re:Do not be fooled by impersonation ... apk (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296805)

Plus, I only post where hosts file usage is on topic or appropriate for a solution

Obivously not.

Now knock it off. You're managing to be more obnoxious than your impersonator.

This solves what? (1, Insightful)

0100010001010011 (652467) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296457)

"Hrm. Well there, this SD card looks blank. Format."

And it's tossed in the trash because it was broken.

What you need is something that streams to off site.

Re:This solves what? (4, Insightful)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296537)

"Hrm. Well there, this SD card looks blank. Format."

And it's tossed in the trash because it was broken.

What you need is something that streams to off site.

I thought he was clear on the problem that encryption solves: the level of overreach law enforcement ....assured that the data was secure from prying eyes

He wasn't looking for a solution to prevent him from throwing away an SD card that he recorded his encrypted steam to - how is that even a problem? I have a flash drive right here with gigabytes of encrypted data and I haven't thrown it away because it contains gigabytes of encrypted data.

Re:This solves what? (4, Informative)

0100010001010011 (652467) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296781)

He doesn't throw the card away. The "prying eyes" do. If his car gets searched and they confiscate the contents of his car. It's very easy for an SD card to go missing or get formatted.

Re:This solves what? (1)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296841)

He doesn't throw the card away. The "prying eyes" do. If his car gets searched and they confiscate the contents of his car. It's very easy for an SD card to go missing or get formatted.

Then problem solved, right? He's looking for protection from having his own evidence used against him.

If the police are searching his car and seizing SD cards, I don't think they are going to casually steal the card and format it. If they are searching the car, the card (and everything in the car) is evidence and it will be bagged and stored with the rest of the evidence, and possible will undergo forensic analysis if they think there's useful data on it. Even if they don't know the data is encrypted, when they see gigabytes of data stored in a format they can't read, they'll just assume it's a new video file format that they can't play back.

Re:This solves what? (2)

0100010001010011 (652467) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296895)

Not really. He never mentioned why he exactly wanted it to be encrypted. It also deletes the evidence of the police doing something wrong. What if it was a cop that ran the red light but said it was you? What if you pull up and see a cop beating someone?

Re:This solves what? (2)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296987)

Not really. He never mentioned why he exactly wanted it to be encrypted. It also deletes the evidence of the police doing something wrong. What if it was a cop that ran the red light but said it was you? What if you pull up and see a cop beating someone?

He said he wants to record video but keep it safe from prying eyes, doesn't that say exactly why he wants to encrypt it?

He said nothing about wanting to keep it safe from confiscation or destruction by the police, that's a much different problem that isn't solved by encryption - he just doesn't want them to be able to view the video.

Re:This solves what? (2)

skegg (666571) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297095)

0100010001010011:

He never mentioned why he exactly wanted it to be encrypted.

Original submitter:

But given the level of overreach law enforcement has shown, I'd only consider one if I could be assured that the data was secure from prying eyes

Re:This solves what? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296935)

when they see gigabytes of data stored in a format they can't read, they'll just assume it's a new video file format that they can't play back.

Wow, you must think cops are complete morons. They'll think it's evidence of a crime that's been encrypted and use a threat of charges of obstruction of justice to compel him to decrypt the data.

Re:This solves what? (4, Informative)

_avs_007 (459738) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297385)

11th circuit court of appeals ruled that you *CANNOT* compel somebody to decrypt their HD.

Click here for link [informatio...ration.com]

Re:This solves what? (3, Funny)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296979)

ok.
1. The Police can, sans warrant, only seize items that are reasonably thought to have been used in the COMMISSION OF A CRIME. For example, firearms.
2. The Police have NO RIGHT to take private property just because they want to.
3. "Just Cause" is NOT a justification for seizure.
4. The Police have NO RIGHT to demand that you incriminate yourself by turning over materials. EVER.
5. The Police have NO RIGHT to search you or your property for evidence without a specified WARRANT. PERIOD.

Re:This solves what? (3, Insightful)

Bomarc (306716) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297203)

#1: Argue that at the point of a gun ... or with 5-15 cops "talking" to you (Hint: You will lose)
#2: Once you "lose" control of your SD card (given to - or - taken by the officer) ... it magically becomes erased with the images that were important.

I would think ... is there someway to have a camera with 2 SD cards, one hidden?
... Wifi xfer images to a hidden system in the 'car' or in a backpack {yours or that of a friend}?

.... or one could try the old "watch in a camera" trick.

Re:This solves what? (4, Insightful)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297295)

All that sounds great in the classroom/laboratory, but in the street it's pure bullshit. The cops can and will do want they want any time they think they will get away with it, including rape [cbslocal.com] . and the biggest lie they continue to tell is that it's not systematic. Well, it is, and the only anomaly is getting caught.

Re:This solves what? (5, Insightful)

cffrost (885375) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297477)

What police have the right to do and what police do are two very different things.

Re:This solves what? (2)

Obfuscant (592200) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297037)

If the police are searching his car and seizing SD cards, I don't think they are going to casually steal the card and format it.

If the police are searching the car, then everything they remove will go into an evidence bag for later examination, including the camera and the SD card. Before examination, the SD card will certainly be duplicated so that any changes that accessing the card while studying it can be accounted for, and an exact duplicate can be provided to the defense if necessary.

If the camera is a commercial product, then the police will contact the manufacturer to find out what the data format is when they cannot read it from the SD card. They'll know the manufacturer because it will be on the data plate that is required based on FCC certification data for part 15 compliance.

Only if the system is home-brew will there be a possibility that the police won't be able to find out the data format or think that the card is empty because the home-brew software was carefully crafted to make it look like it is.

Now, if the sole goal of the police is to get rid of evidence, then encrypting the data won't help. They'll just flex the SD a bit too much when they handle it and it will become a broken SD card. Or lose it altogether. Very small, got lost. Sorry.

Re:This solves what? (4, Interesting)

jd659 (2730387) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297047)

I have a dashboard camera and had similar thoughts about the encryption. I don’t care to stream the video somewhere else -- this is not my concern, I just don’t want the video to end up in the hands that I didn’t approve. Current cameras store several hours of most recent footage and even if I decide to share the last 5 minutes, who knows what could be there during previous hours if my card is copied in full.

Even if the camera manufacturers are not making the camera with built-in encryption, having a public-key encryption can be achieved on a separate tiny device. With current technology the device could have a form-factor of an SD-card. Imagine you have an SD card to which you record a public-key. Every following write to the card will be done through a built-in encryption using that key. All reads will return the encrypted content and it will appear as garbage. But for the purpose of most cameras (that only need to be able to read directories and file names) this will work. If the device is not as small as the SD card, I’d be ok to have wires sticking out of the SD slot that go to my “encryptor”. I can totally see such card to be useful for general photography too.

It solves the problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296539)

of securing the data from prying eyes, duh

Re:This solves what? (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296689)

Or say to like a laptop which is then encrypted. I'm not sure about dashboard cams but some cameras offer wifi, which works like take the picture > send the picture > delete the picture. Not sure about a stream though. It would obviously require a lot more resources, but I'm sure an N network could handle it.

Re:This solves what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297317)

A hidden compartment in the car. A wirelessly-accessed encrypted storage device in it. Said device being RF silent when asked to. Innocent data on the "recording card". Keeping your mouth shut about the whole thing.

Re:This solves what? (4, Insightful)

hairyfeet (841228) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296769)

Too much work, too hard to insure you always have a signal. The answer to this one is actually pretty simple...carputer. You can either DIY with one of several kits or a friend of mine has made a good living installing mini-HTPC boxes based on Bobcat chips in trunks, its really not hard and these chips are ultra low power so its not a drain. Add an SSD using Truecrypt and voila! The cops pull the plug to get the SSD out and all they have is a brick without your Truecrypt password. There are plenty of little 5 inch touchscreens you can mount in the front so you can input your password as you are starting up and if you decide you want to keep anything you recorded 5 minutes with a portadrive and Bob's your uncle.

This ask Slashdot frankly ain't hard, hand me $600 plus the cost of the parts and I can have it done over a weekend, going DIY if you don't have exp in this kind of deal will take a little longer but if you can follow instructions and use basic common sense? Really not that hard. You can go wireless to the carputer (costs more) or you can run the wires around the door frames (cheaper but more of a PITA) to the cameras and an AMD bobcat with a stripped down OS like Win 7 Tiny or Puppy Linux can easily record a couple of cameras no problem, its a 1.7GHz dual core after all. So its really not hard, just takes a little time and depending on how fancy he wants to get it can cost anywhere from $500-$1500, price depending on how many cams, the quality, what kind of extra features like being able to playback video or surf on the carputer, etc.

Re:This solves what? (1)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296893)

Too much work, too hard to insure you always have a signal. The answer to this one is actually pretty simple...carputer. You can either DIY with one of several kits or a friend of mine has made a good living installing mini-HTPC boxes based on Bobcat chips in trunks, its really not hard and these chips are ultra low power so its not a drain. Add an SSD using Truecrypt and voila! The cops pull the plug to get the SSD out and all they have is a brick without your Truecrypt password. There are plenty of little 5 inch touchscreens you can mount in the front so you can input your password as you are starting up and if you decide you want to keep anything you recorded 5 minutes with a portadrive and Bob's your uncle.

How do you handle the power getting shut off to the CPU several times a day as the car is driven? You can't let it run all the time, it may be "low power", but it's not "no power". If you wait 10 - 20 seconds for it to boot every time you start up the car, then you miss the video of me having some car slam into me when I'm pulling out of the driveway.

Re:This solves what? (2)

Gordonjcp (186804) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297051)

Deep cycle battery and a split-charging relay. If I'm leaving the vehicle parked up for more than a day or so, I'll just power all the computery stuff off.

Re:This solves what? (1)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297259)

Deep cycle battery and a split-charging relay. If I'm leaving the vehicle parked up for more than a day or so, I'll just power all the computery stuff off.

A Bobcat E-350 system including power supply is going to draw around 16 watts when idle, so figure 1.5 amp @ 12V. If you want it to last a day or so (2 days?) you'll need a 72 Amp-hour battery, but you won't want to discharge it too deeply, so let's go with a 90 amp-hour battery to be safe. So you're talking about a $200, 70 lb battery that's bigger than your car battery just to keep this thing powered for 2 days. That's a lot of extra weight to carry around just to run a camera.

Re:This solves what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297181)

Presumably you would have to enter your passphrase before recording can commence. Thus, you enter the passphrase before backing out of the driveway. With a "carputer" you may be able to enter the passphrase over bluetooth or wifi from your smartphone.

Though a small screen with some beeps reminding you to enter the passphrase each time the car was turned on would help you do it every time. Might have BT turned off on your phone and thus not get the notification.

Re:This solves what? (4, Informative)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297289)

Presumably you would have to enter your passphrase before recording can commence. Thus, you enter the passphrase before backing out of the driveway. With a "carputer" you may be able to enter the passphrase over bluetooth or wifi from your smartphone.

Though a small screen with some beeps reminding you to enter the passphrase each time the car was turned on would help you do it every time. Might have BT turned off on your phone and thus not get the notification.

Who wants to enter a 20 character password every time you start your car? Just use public key cryptography to encrypt the data in the car, and keep your private key somewhere safe where you can decrypt the video.

Re: This solves what? (1)

montge (253328) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296975)

If someone felt like it and they were using android they might have a few options

1. integrate true crypt
2. Use seandroid for MAC controlls
3.consider integrating hardware crypto (check out go trust, they have a microsd card with integrated crypto and storage. Its going for FIPS 140-2 level 3 as we speak and has a consumer oriented pricepoint), $100, not including SDK to create your app)

Re: This solves what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297271)

If the hardware crypto is confiscated, won't it have the private key?

Re:This solves what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297163)

It would solve a problem for me, most things at work are classified and there are strict rules on taking photos and what can be shared. If we could make the camera encrypt all the taken pictures so they could only be decrypted at another machine (could not even be decrypted in the camera after they had been saved from RAM) that is in a controlled location we could make the picture taking process much easier.

   

asymetric cryptography (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296463)

I don't know of any off the shelf solution, but to anyone going with a homebrew solution to this, I'd consider going with asymetric cryptography. Take the picture, encrypt it using the public key, then keep the private key at home (or somewhere else.) When you need the data, you can decrypt it seperately later. If law enforcment demands it, "oh, looks like the data got corrupted, oh well."

Re:asymetric cryptography (3, Interesting)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296641)

Begs an interesting question based on 5th Amendment:

You can't be compelled to produce a 'password' or combination, but you can be compelled to produce a physical key to a safe, or for instance your fingerprint to unlock your fingerprint encrypted laptop.

Does this 'private key' count as a password or a key from a legal perspective?

Re:asymetric cryptography (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296687)

What if your key has a password on it?

Re:asymetric cryptography (1)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296801)

Then you provide them the 'code' that represents the physical key (you know the one you use to make a new one?)...nice try though

Re:asymetric cryptography (1)

AlphaWolf_HK (692722) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296839)

That sounds like a distinction between the authentication concepts of "what you are" (fingerprint, retina scan, dna) "what you have" (physical key, smartcard) vs "what you know" (password).

I'd have a feeling that it would come down to a "reasonable person" standard. For example, would a reasonable person be able to memorize a 2048 bit RSA key? If not, then that key goes from being something you know to something you have.

Ultimately that would be up to the courts to decide, but in my objective opinion, that's where it would fall.

Re:asymetric cryptography (1)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296913)

Indeed, now wrap it up further and have that private key file itself be in an encrypted volume protected by a password.

Wheeeee

Re:asymetric cryptography (2)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297043)

post traumatic stress injury is a wonderful thing... makes you forget all sorts of shit.

Re:asymetric cryptography (1)

Golddess (1361003) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297461)

would a reasonable person be able to memorize a 2048 bit RSA key?

Depends. Maybe the private key is a hash of, say, the US Constitution. My knowledge of encryption is pretty much non-existent, so I'm afraid I do not know how public/private keys are generated, and if it is possible to take a given private key and work backwards to produce a public key.

If not, then that key goes from being something you know to something you have.

But its location is a "something you know". If you are arrested while carrying a set of physical keys, is it ok for you to remain silent on what each key goes to? If so, I would think that it should also be ok for you to remain silent when asked to hand over a key not on your person, because what's the difference between "what does this key go to?" and "where is the key for this?"?

Re:asymetric cryptography (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297031)

in the United States, you cannot be compelled to incriminate yourself, that's true enough. It used to be the same in Britain as well, until recently: precedent has it that someone was ordered by the Court to divulge a password to her laptop. She said she couldn't remember. She was sent to prison "until her memory improves".

She spent fourteen months inside.

No, I don't have a citation. Just something I'm hearing of more and more. Britain is setting a fine example as a Constitutional Monarchy*/Republic*/Democracy (*delete as appropriate).

All I'll say is, you think I have a password? Prove it. I don't have to prove shit.

Store it in more than one place (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296469)

To use video as evidence you have to play the whole thing. Usually what happens is the video is deleted. Consider a delivery system that co-locates within your vehicle.

Why yes, there is. (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296499)

Are there any solutions for the niche market of the paranoid photographer/videographer?"

Why yes, yes there is. It's called building it yourself. While encryption isn't illegal, you may have noticed despite the obvious benefits and lack of drawbacks to the consumer, it isn't found pretty much anywhere. This is deliberate: Various law enforcement agencies that don't want to be found out make backroom deals to keep companies from providing this most useful of features because it would make their job more difficult. Or at least, so they say. In truth, they just want access to "ALL THE THINGZ!" regardless of whether there's a legitimate judiciary need for it. And encryption means they'd have to serve warrants and stuff to get the keys, not just go clandestine copy-pasta on your personal data.

So your niche market isn't niche at all -- it would already be out there, if not for the authoritarian governments of the world (I'm looking at you "free" western society). Now with that out of the way, you can roll your own easily. Embedded devices with a USB connector and linux are a dime a dozen, and most sport the ability to store data to an SD or CF card, as well as boot off of them. It's possible to create one-way encryption so something can be written to using a public key, but only decrypted using a private key not located on the same physical device. This would provide you with a tamper-evident system, and simultaniously provide full protection for your privacy; You can't recover the data without the key, and the data cannot be modified without it either.

Re:Why yes, there is. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296659)

I suspect the real reason has more to do with idiot users than law enforcement strongarming international manufacturers. People forget passwords, and once forgotten, all photos are lost. Any seller of such cameras would be flooded with complaints about lost passwords and pictures.

Re:Why yes, there is. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296665)

The alternative explanation is that crypto costs money because someone needs to develop the additional functionality. But hardly anyone (relatively speaking) gives a rat's ass about products with embedded crypto. That's why the lesser product fetches the higher profit. It's cheaper to make and sells at the same price, so that's what gets made. It's an invisible hand alright, but not the kind you're so paranoidly suggesting. BTW, I want a dashcam which encrypts to a public key too, so there's at least two customers for a product like that.

Re:Why yes, there is. (5, Insightful)

thesandbender (911391) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296677)

No. There's not a substantial market for it. The market is for things that make it _easier_ for people to post every last second of their lives online (Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instragram, Youtube, etc). The vast majority of the public will see encryption or anything else that interferes with instant narcissism as broken.

Re:Why yes, there is. (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297241)

No. There's not a substantial market for it. The market is for things that make it _easier_ for people to post every last second of their lives online (Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instragram, Youtube, etc). The vast majority of the public will see encryption or anything else that interferes with instant narcissism as broken.

Amazon [amazon.com] says "No." There is a growing market for dashboard cameras. And they're cheap. Really cheap. Forbes [forbes.com] even published an article last month suggesting that they may become mandatory on new cars. As far as people posting "every last second of their lives online." You should really google "russian dash camera". They love posting those things online. It's quite the rage right now. No sir, you are dead wrong.

The market is very much alive and growing fast. And nowhere is "instant narcissism" listed in the reasons people are buying them. Security. Safety. Documenting scams people try to pull (Drive a nice car? Got nice insurance. Target for a personal injury scam). Documenting the police "No officer, I wasn't speeding, and this GPS-enabled dash cam proves it." The only "instant narcissism" I see is from a jaded troll on slashdot going for extra karma by dragging in a favorite scratching post for the slashkiddies: Hipsters. And hey, while I appreciate the sentiment, you're just flat wrong here.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

SydShamino (547793) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297429)

I'm pretty certain he was only referring to the encryption part as a "niche market" or as interference with "instant narcissism". Most of your reply instead assumes he was talking about dashboard cameras in general, making the last line of your comment pretty extra unfriendly. You're a nice person, girlintraining, and I like your posts, but I think you misread his post and a personal attack is unnecessary.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

almitydave (2452422) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297447)

I think thesandbender was referring to the lack of market for ubiquitous encryption, not dash cameras.

With the growing number of cases of seizure of cameras and recording devices by police, I think the need for something like this exists, even if people don't realize it. I would add one feature: authorized write-access. It would be nice if someone couldn't maliciously delete the contents.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296721)

Would a WiFi SD card to a laptop in the car do the same job? I don't know whether those SD cards store stuff permanently or just long enough to transmit it. Or maybe it's configurable to erase after transmission?

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297415)

Would a WiFi SD card to a laptop in the car do the same job? I don't know whether those SD cards store stuff permanently or just long enough to transmit it. Or maybe it's configurable to erase after transmission?

Besides the major article on Slashdot just this week about how those cards are so exploitable it makes Java look like Fort Knox, sure. Great idea! One problem: The dude asked for an encrypted storage device. People who ask for things like this generally are against the idea of wirelessly broadcasting their personal data.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

TsuruchiBrian (2731979) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296807)

The reason that there isn't encryption in camcorders is not because of authoritarian governments Encryption is not illegal, Camcorders are not illegal. There is no reason that a company could not make such a device and sell it in the western world. In fact, COTS encrypted USB thumb drives are used by defense contractors to encrypt sensitive data all the time.

The reason that there isn't encryption in camcorders is because it would be more expensive and there isn't a large demand for such a device. It is precisely a niche market.

You can already record digital video and simply move it to an encrypted storage device, and delete the original data. The amount of people who need this data to never exist in an unencrypted state, not even a few minutes or hours is very small (i.e. a niche market).

Re:Why yes, there is. (2)

Obfuscant (592200) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296911)

So your niche market isn't niche at all -- it would already be out there, if not for the authoritarian governments of the world (I'm looking at you "free" western society).

No, the niche market truly is niche, otherwise it would be available. There are three reasons it is not, and only one of them has anything to do with any government.

  1. Munitions regulations. Anyone selling strong encryption devices needs to worry about export/import. This makes the market smaller automatically, since it can no longer be a worldwide device, it must either be limited in scope or multiple versions must be sold.
  2. "Dear, what was the password we put on the pictures of the grandkids again? What do you mean you forgot?" The vast majority of users won't want the hassle of having to keep track of encryption keys, and one experience with losing the keys to family vacation snaps will push them back into clear text systems.
  3. Cost. While the hardware to do this is reasonably cheap nowadays, it is still more expensive than not having that hardware in the first place. Companies that are trying to woo consumers to their brand of cameras are not going to be overbuilding the hardware so that it can do pictures AND encryption. They're aiming at just enough processing to do the job and spending more to put in more processing is going to push their model higher in price than the other guy's.

Face it. The intersection of 'technologically literate' and 'socially/politically paranoid' is not a very large number compared to the population as a whole. That's why Facebook and gmail and all those other rapers of privacy are so successful. Most people don't care. Many people who do care a bit don't care enough to get in the way of the convenience. (My calendar on my tablet syncs with Google so any changes there show up on my phone. That's convenient. It's also a privacy concern.)

A few people have stuff that they really need to have encrypted, but the inconvenience of forgetting a key is a major issue. I've got a CD full of stuff I saved in a CFS filesystem a dozen years ago. I haven't been able to access it for ten years because I forgot the passphrase that I tought was really obvious.

A few people do care enough to say "never", but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the rest.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

kermidge (2221646) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297387)

If you knew it would arrive, might even be better to send it to various vid sites starting maybe with YouTube and the like, or to public page of one or more of the social sites where you might have membership.

Because you might find yourself in a jurisdiction that can jail you for not either handing over the decryption key or, perhaps, being allowed to decrypt it yourself.

Ummmm.... No. (2)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297443)

Encryption being on, or not on, devices is not because of any kind of backroom dealings and is all up to what a company feels it useful, and what they want to spend on it. There are popular devices out there with very good, as in the police can't bypass it, encryption. You can do it on an Android phone, the full device encryption is extremely robust. It is just a pain in the butt to use so most don't.

When a company considers providing encryption, and in what capacity, there is a few things they have to evaluate:

1) What does it cost? It isn't free. There is implementation and support time, if nothing else. Often there is more cost then that in that an additional chip has to be added to handle said encryption at a fast enough pace. While AES might not seem like much load on a desktop processor, it can hit a tiny embedded microcontroller hard.

2) How hard will it be for users to use it? The more difficult something is to use, the less people that will want it. If the encryption is something transparent that just happens as a natural function of the device, then cool. However if it requires entering a complex password every time you turn it on (as encryption like this would) then most users are not interested.

3) How easily can they fuck it up, and how badly? Remember that good crypto has no back door, no key recovery. So if someone forgets their password, and people do, all the time, they are fucked. This then can lead to rage against the company that made the product, hence why some companies will use a weak implementation with a backdoor they have to get people in.

4) How many people will give a shit? In a given market, this can vary. For some markets, security is important and people will deal with it. For others, they really don't care.

They then look at all that and decide if it is worth doing or not.

However there's lot of products out there with good crypto. If the government is preventing it through "backroom deals" they are doing a shitty job. As I said Android phones have a great implementation, as to Blackberries. Windows Pro and Enterprise editions have a solid FDE solution included, as well as per file encryption, and you can buy other solutions for a lot of the big vendors (Symantec, Sophos, etc). Lots of hardware is getting it implemented internally. You find many SAS disks can do on-disk encryption and LTO-5 units all do it.

In the case of dash cams? People don't want it. They don't want to have to key in a password each time they power on the camera (which is the only way it'd be secure). They WANT the footage to be accessible.

To me, it sounds like this guy is like the police themselves: He wants recordings, but only for the things he wants. He wants to be able to break the law, and not have people able to get that recording, but then get at other parts of the recording.

Encryption would help against corrupt law enforcement since they'd just take the camera/card. You'd want a backup, not encryption, unless the objective was for you and only you to be able to choose what people can see.

Re:Why yes, there is. (1)

DerekLyons (302214) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297455)

Are there any solutions for the niche market of the paranoid photographer/videographer?

Why yes, yes there is. It's called building it yourself. While encryption isn't illegal, you may have noticed despite the obvious benefits and lack of drawbacks to the consumer, it isn't found pretty much anywhere.

I think you mean "utter lack of benefits and significant drawbacks". I'm a photographer, and there's pretty much zero benefit to encrypting my work, and the risk of losing everything forever because I forget the password is a major disincentive. Not to mention that most photographers want to share their work, whether it's me on 500px or Flickr or my teenage nephew on Facebook and Twitter... and encryption is a barrier to that.
 

So your niche market isn't niche at all -- it would already be out there, if not for the authoritarian governments of the world

No, the market is niche and you're in the lunatic fringe and in need of adjusting your tinfoil hat.

Camouflage (5, Insightful)

FrankSchwab (675585) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296523)

Hmm, an SD card plugged into your camera, sticking out in plain view, with nothing on it. A second card, installed under the dash, that does the recording. "Why no, officer, I don't believe the camera was turned on".

Re:Camouflage (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296619)

This was my thought as well, what good is an encrypted sd card in a camera, all they will do is break it, and the camera and your face.

Re:Camouflage (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297297)

Because the concern is that the sd card contains video of you breaking the law and you'd rather the police not be able to view it.

Re:Camouflage (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296773)

Use multiple levels of indirection. An easily visible camera, plus a hidden one for instance. The cameras are getting small, I have used one about the size of a box of matches on a model plane.

Roll your own? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296527)

With cheap, small computers like the Raspberry Pi, why not make your own using a webcam? For less than the cost of most consumer "action cams" you could have a fully encrypted and customized solution.

Re:Roll your own? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296739)

And market that shit later. Shame there's not as many super paranoid people around who'd buy in. Even easier, somebody can start marketing tin foil hats...

Re:Roll your own? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297253)

yes, something small LIKE the raspberry Pi, but something that has enough power to encode and encrypt a real time video stream. I don't think rPI has hardware assisted encryption or encoding, so I doubt it could do the job.

Doesn't Help In The UK (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296533)

In the UK you are required to decrypt files that may contain evidence of a crime under the RIP act.

Re:Doesn't Help In The UK (5, Funny)

hawguy (1600213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296611)

In the UK you are required to decrypt files that may contain evidence of a crime under the RIP act.

That's why you have two decryption keys - one that decyrpts the actual video, and one that decrypts a stream of LOLcats videos. Then you say "Oh noes! My wife must have recorded LOLcats on here!".

Re:Doesn't Help In The UK (2)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296667)

In the US we aren't...it's known as the 5th Amendment.

Re:Doesn't Help In The UK (1)

spire3661 (1038968) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296695)

Which boils the argument down to: will you do more time for refusing, or for the decrypted evidence.

Re:Doesn't Help In The UK (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297139)

they can keep you in indefinitely for forgetting the password. RIPA allows for this. It's the ONLY Act that allows for this - although, it is being challenged, as it falls foul of the "cruel and unusual punishment" bit in the ECHR. It also falls foul of the double punishment rule, in that you can't be legally punished twice for the same crime, they get around that by saying that repeated contempt is not the same crime.

Re:Doesn't Help In The UK (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297099)

no, that's a Statutory Instrument. Statutes have the force of Law only by the implied consent of the Governed. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THE JUDGE TO FUCK OFF.

PICMicro Project (2)

camperdave (969942) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296543)

This sounds like an excellent opportunity for a tiny computer like an arduino or raspberry pi or the like. Just plug the camera into one and have it periodically offload the pictures from the camera, encrypt them, and dump them to a hard drive in the trunk. Once there, they can be deleted from the camera itself. In fact, you could probably just use a webcam and ditch the on-camera storage altogether.

Which prying eyes? (1)

moeinvt (851793) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296571)

Do you want to prevent anyone from accessing the information without your approval or are you merely concerned about the device being physically confiscated? If it's the latter, how about just streaming the audio/video to remote storage?

Re:Which prying eyes? (1)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296701)

I wouldn't assume you'd have good enough wireless connection for that. A second step to off-site it certainly is a reasonable feature, but encrypt it first so you at least 'have' it.

That said, having your laptop serve as a local WiFi and using one of those WiFi SD cards...do they store the data and keep it stored or just long enough to transmit it? That might solve the problem entirely since the laptop certainly will be capable of being encrypted well enough to protect from usage and the SD card is blank by design?

Re:Which prying eyes? (1)

Skapare (16644) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296925)

Put some photos on the SD card, so they will see what they expect. If you are British, you may want to avoid that big blob of random bits.

Re:Which prying eyes? (1)

tchuladdiass (174342) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297353)

Partition a 64GB card with a 2GB partition on it, with a FAT32 filesystem and maybe a bunch of street maps. Put a label on the card that says 2GB. Record encrypted data to raw unpartitioned disk space past 2GB. Bonus points for hacking the firmware on the SD card so that it normally shows up as a 2GB card unless a special code is sent to it.

Android (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296591)

Android (at least Samsung's variant of Android does) has the capability to encrypt both the internal and external storage.

Re:Android (2)

Skapare (16644) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296863)

Are you sure there is no back door in it?

Re:Android (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297211)

Android is based on Linux which is GPL... Android (stock) uses a dm-crypt container. Samsung Android does something slightly different (can't remember off hand - think it might be ecryptfs) but they're still bound by the GPL, so unless they're encrypting in userspace with a proprietary app, I don't see how they could be putting in a backdoor.

Someone can just go download from Samsung's website their modifications that they're required to make available and find out...

Off-device streaming (3, Insightful)

mpoulton (689851) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296607)

The only actual solution is to stream the video to off-site hosted storage, preferably in an inconvenient foreign jurisdiction. If it's stored on the device, it's subject to seizure - whether encrypted or not. Losing the video is often worse than having it viewed by someone against your will. And rest assured, if you record something really bad, there's a good chance someone will destroy the recording device (whether the perpetrator is government or non-government).

Re:Off-device streaming (1)

spire3661 (1038968) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296735)

As cybernetic implants become reality, its only a matter of time before someone embeds local storage in their body. Imagine a cochlear implant with onboard, encrypted storage. Pretty hard for current LEO tech to deal with.

Re:Off-device streaming (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297201)

Exactly what the globalists want. You excited about that?? To have a cashless society with everyone chipped where all opposition can be... simply delete your implant and you die of food and starvation.

Re:Off-device streaming (1)

SwashbucklingCowboy (727629) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297379)

Amen!

Cops destroy recordings and "lose" devices all the time. Streaming video is the only real solution and not practical in this case.

The law is not your friend (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296629)

Check your local legislation to see if you can be jailed indefinitely for not providing police with passwords to your encrypted device.

Re:The law is not your friend (1)

mpoulton (689851) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296759)

If in the United States, the answer is universally "NO". Decryption cannot be mandated. There have been a couple close calls over the years under some unusual circumstances, but the general principle stands.

Re:The law is not your friend (1)

Skapare (16644) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296787)

I don't use passwords, you insensitive clod.

RPi? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296647)

If you get a device that can upload via wifi to an FTP site (which is normally a feature of home cctv rather than dashcams, admittedly), then that FTP site could be a raspberrypi that looks for images in the upload directory, encrypts each one, and deletes anything older than a certain time.

Re:RPi? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296727)

I highly doubt the rPI has the horsepower to encode and encrypt a real time video stream of good enough quality to be useful.

Re:RPi? (1)

Skapare (16644) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296819)

I'd rather use HTTP PUT to store the files. I'd rather it just delete from the upload directory as soon as encryption is done. I'd rather use a file system with a security erase feature. I'd rather then further upload the encrypted directory to my server instance which allows some otner server instances elsewhere to pull the files, without any logging.

Eye-fi SD card... (5, Informative)

schlachter (862210) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296763)

Get an eye-fi SD car for $50.

It transfers your photos/video from your camera to your laptop/tablet/smartphone and then deletes it from its local storage.

So you can show an empty SD card. And your laptop/tablet/smartphone is password protected and/or encrypted.

Re:Eye-fi SD card... (1)

brainspank (515274) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296905)

+1 came to post this. you could stream eye-fi to a tiny pc in your trunk powered w/ a dc-ac inverter, run linux on it, do whatever you want.

Re:Eye-fi SD card... (1)

hamster_nz (656572) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297025)

Or maybe a cheap small ARM DC powered board like a pcDuino or a cubieboard, run Linux on it, do whatever you want.

Re:Eye-fi SD card... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297185)

Yea then we can all get together and jack off at the next LUG meeting. Or spend $50 on some off the shelf shit and get laid.

Ask Slashdot: Encrypted Digital Camera/Recording D (1)

danielpauldavis (1142767) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296879)

Have it upload it's data to a remote location via ethernet.

Paranoia (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43296929)

Are there any solutions for the niche market of the paranoid photographer/videographer?

Yes... stop smoking so much weed. It makes you paranoid.

Security is a function of how much you value the secrecy of that piece of info. More value = More effort in security.

You talk about a 1 in a billion moment... thing is: no-one cares about your videos but you.

Forensically secure? (3, Interesting)

Omega Hacker (6676) | about a year and a half ago | (#43296965)

The scenario I'm more interested in is having a camera running at all times that catch the various idiot drivers all over the place. Hit a button and the last 5 minutes and anything until the next press are permanently stored. Then send the file to the traffic cops.

The challenge is making the video admissible in court with sufficient weight to be enough to actually convict somebody of the traffic violation they're on tape performing. Currently "we" consider a cops' word as overwhelming evidence in such a case, with police dashboard cameras being a "bonus".

If there's some way to ensure that *I* don't tamper with the recording at a level that the courts would trust, I'd install one in a heartbeat.

Re:Forensically secure? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297423)

The scenario I'm more interested in is having a camera running at all times that catch the various idiot drivers all over the place. Hit a button and the last 5 minutes and anything until the next press are permanently stored. Then send the file to the traffic cops.

Traffic cops? I really doubt they'd do anything. I wanted to do the same thing, but I wanted to put it all online. With the owner of the vehicles name.

Re:Forensically secure? (1)

Omega Hacker (6676) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297481)

Given how much "revenue" city police get from traffic violations, I'd think they'd be all for this. Get the population that's fed up with jackass drivers to buy and install cameras that do the cops' job for them in court, bringing in additional fines without adding more traffic cops.

I'd call that a win for everybody except the jackass drivers.

Correct me if I am wrong. (1)

TsuruchiBrian (2731979) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297113)

I think the OP wants to have the data encrypted so that in the event he inadvertently captures video that could implicate himself in a crime (e.g. speeding, running a red light, etc), that this information can only be unencrypted and accessed with his consent if the data is confiscated.

I think the best solution (although I am not sure if this product exists), is an SD card that has hardware encryption built in to it. This would be ideal because it wouldn't require the camcorder to know anything about the encryption and you could use any camcorder. Also, the process for decrypting is the same regardless of which OS it is interfacing with (camcorder or desktop). This might be something like an Ironkey, but with a different way to enter the decryption key. Since there "OS" on the camcorder is probably can't run 3rd party applications, you'd need to enter the key from you would need some physical way to start and terminate an authenticated session like a removable dongle with an LCD and buttons.

I could not find anything like this after a quick google search, but no doubt, such an "invention" is already patented by someone or something even though it is completely obvious and I just thought of it in less than a minute.

The bigger question is.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297149)

The bigger question is we've gotten to a point in society that we mistrust law enforcement and see our freedoms torn away in an ever expanding police state that is growing more apparent with every passing month and passing news story reinforcing it.

I second the Eye-Fi SD card idea to a tiny hidden linux box.

Anyone going to try answering the question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297281)

Typical Slashdot response. Everyone answers the question they wish the poster asked and not the question he actually asked. Stay focused kids!

Smartphone (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43297327)

What about something as simple as locking (or encrypting) your smartphone and using a simple dashmount for it.

Turn video capture on and away you go.

Waste of time (1)

SwashbucklingCowboy (727629) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297363)

The cops will just confiscate and "lose" your encrypted memory card.

security through obscurity (4, Interesting)

roc97007 (608802) | about a year and a half ago | (#43297417)

I have a camera built into the front license plate bracket rather than sitting on the dashboard. This particular one has the recording device elsewhere on the vehicle, but I suspect with today's technology the entire thing could fit in the license plate bracket. Just sayin'.

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