eugen at leitl.org
Tue Dec 7 14:38:57 UTC 2010
On Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 09:49:46AM -0400, Darren Greer wrote:
> The person is very important, because how he and others involved are dealt
> with will determine the level of risk others are willing to take to
That's just the point: a successor platform to Wikileaks has
no monetary streams to trace or block, and it does not expose
operators, and actively hides contributors.
> accomplish similar ventures in future. I'd say the press is more focussed on
> Assange than the content of the leaks precisely because they understand
The press is of some relevance on the short run, but on the long
run the press as we know is has gone to party with the buggy whip
> >the press waking up to the possibility of using the Internet as an
> anonymous, uncensorable informant platform is.<
> If you're a decent journalist, you probably already know this. What you
Somebody fetch me a decent journalist. These have been lately in
short supply. In fact, even bad journalists are getting hard to
pay lately. Lack of revenue will do that to you.
> don't know is if a government is unable to censor the information, how
> effective will it be in censoring the person or persons responsible for
> leaking it? Because as you know, *nothing* is anonymous on the Internet.
There are anonymizing overlays of existing Internet which are quite
hard to trace (even for a TLA), especially if you remove the realtime
communication requirement part. Distributed cryptographic filesystems
like Tahoe can be made very, very difficult to attack -- both at the
reader, content blocking, or publisher layer.
The problem with journalists is that they wouldn't know how to
use such platforms. For them Wikileaks will be a gentle introduction.
> That's the great irony of our age. An unfathomable sea of information, with
> your signature on every molecule of data you contribute, if someone is
> determined and technically equipped and proficient enough to look for it.
If you know what the signature is, it's pretty easy to remove.
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