[ExI] After NSA revelations, end-to-end encryption is more important than ever

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 15:54:57 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> After NSA revelations, end-to-end encryption is more important than ever
> By Russell Brandom on June 12, 2013 09:49 am Email 11COMMENTS
> The world is still reeling from the leaked details of the NSA's PRISM
> program, reported to give the government's top spies access to personal user
> data collected by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other services. But while the
> mainstream is fighting over the precise nature of PRISM, the world of
> cryptography is feeling strangely validated. "People put their trust in
> Apple, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, but now they see it's being handed over,"
> said Mike Janke, CEO of the iPhone encryption service Silent Circle. "It
> takes something like this for people to wake up."

Well of course it is an illegal system, breaks the Constitution and
their managers have lied to Congress, denying that they were spying on
Americans. So they have gone rogue and are out of control.

Somebody made the point that it all has nothing to do with the
terrorism used as justification.

Terrorists have long been aware that the NSA is recording everything.
Why do you think Osama used personal couriers? The system will only
catch complete idiots and those poor smucks set up deliberately by the

The real objective is control of ordinary people by fear. It is the
East German Stasi all over again.


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