[LINK] IPv6 vs. Human Security [Was Re: smartphone privacy problems]

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Tue Feb 1 12:30:01 AEDT 2011

On 1/02/2011 8:14 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> There  is no natural protection when driving around - the 
>> authorities can track your
>> whereabouts from your number-plates. Unless you change your device, 
>> you can be tracked
>> and correlated over time.
> There is no mass surveillance mechanism in place for number-plates in 
> Australia.

We weren't limiting the discussion to Australia. You were concerned about
"persons-at-risk" who could be in life-threatening danger from authorities tracking
them down.
In countries where that risk is greatest, I would imagine such a mechanism is not too
far fetched. We were talking about the potential for tracking to occur, not about
whether a system or mechanism actually exists in any particular place or not.

We've wandered far from the original topic, I fear.


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