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

spike spike at rainier66.com
Thu Jun 13 18:27:43 UTC 2013

>... On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl

Eugen wrote:



If the INS scandal has any bright side, it is that new attention has been called to Orwell's excellent work, in particular a short work of sci-fi that I feel should be required reading for everyone who applies for a high school diploma, 1984:

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.  “How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. - George Orwell “1984”

So it took three decades longer than Orwell guessed, but the man was brilliant.


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