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on surveillance and decentralized crypto

From:
holger krekel
Date:
2015-01-24 @ 22:12
Hi redecentralizers,

I wrote down some current thoughts on the recent attack on end-to-end crypto,
also known as decentralized encryption.  It's also meant as a contribution to
a more meaningful and precise argument over surveillance.

http://holgerkrekel.net/2015/01/24/thoughts-on-arguing-end-to-end-crypto

best,
holger (also happy to chat during FOSDEM in Bruxelles next week)

Re: [redecentralize] on surveillance and decentralized crypto

From:
Dominic Tarr
Date:
2015-01-26 @ 05:03
Brilliant point about governments persuing synchronised backdoor policies.
This implies that to get one significant government to not implement
backdoor legislation should force the rest to abandon that strategy.

Another idea: governments require secure comms too - if not more so than
individuals. Look at tor. Tor only works if anyone can use it. If only the
government could use tor, any tor use would obviously be government.

Perhaps this is an argument for crypto that even the government can accept?

Dominic
On 25 Jan 2015 11:12, "holger krekel" <holger@merlinux.eu> wrote:

> Hi redecentralizers,
>
> I wrote down some current thoughts on the recent attack on end-to-end
> crypto,
> also known as decentralized encryption.  It's also meant as a contribution
> to
> a more meaningful and precise argument over surveillance.
>
> http://holgerkrekel.net/2015/01/24/thoughts-on-arguing-end-to-end-crypto
>
> best,
> holger (also happy to chat during FOSDEM in Bruxelles next week)
>