[ExI] possible scheme for privacy

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Jul 21 14:54:16 UTC 2014

Harvey Newstrom <mail at harveynewstrom.com> , 21/7/2014 3:26 PM:
In theory, yes, this would be the perfect answer.  However, the devil is in the details, as usual.
Amen to that. A while ago I had a somewhat similar idea, and started reading up a bit on the issues. I soon realized that traffic analysis people are frighteningly smart, just like other cryptoanalysis people (or rather, they collective intelligence expressed in past known results - individuals are no doubt all over the place). Just because I couldn't see a way of cracking something didn't mean it was actually tough. Bruce Schneier is as always right with his dictum. 
If I wanted to hide communications I would write letters. Now, once a few secret bits have been exchanged that way, one can do a lot...

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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