Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by SilverSaviour, Dec 10, 2013.
Sadly I think it will get a lot worse before things get better. I think moves like this will push people to alternative networks of communication, and some of those are the last place you want your citizens to go, especially when they're turtled off at the gubmint.
Was in Bangkok airport the other day. They won't let you access the 'Free' WI-FI unless you provide your passport and sign a form. They had some sign at the Info desk stating that it's Thai law that all internet traffic must be traceable to an individual. I think it's heading that way in Australia.
I will bet a bucket they can decode any encrypted email on the planet in 5 minutes.
Yes, this is how the world has always been........demand creates industry......I object to anybody reading my emails or tracing my calls so I would be very interested in any system that protects me. I don't need someone telling me that the reason for restricting my freedom is for the greater good of everyone.
You need to read more about encryption. If I get a chance I will find some links. For those that understand feel free to provide some info.
This would be true under 2 circumstances:
1) implementing a backdoor in the encryption algorithm rather than brute force decryption.
2) run the decryption on a quantum (clustered) computer.
Trying to decrypt a encrypted email without the private key will take many many years. This is due to the nature of the algorithm. Any good encryption algorithm will exhibit 2 properties:
1) take polynomial time both encrypt and decrypt a message.
2) it will take exponential time to brute force the message.
I have NIL knowledge of code breaking, but I wonder why the NSA can spend billions on something that can be circumvented by code.
They are in cahoots with the encryption companies such that the encryption key is supplied. It would be impossible to do business in the u.s. without this occuring.
I'm inclined to think encrypting e-mails only encourage further scrutiny.
So...forwards into the past for secure communications. Back to one-time pads and shortwave numbers stations.
Take a look at this site for information on privacy and alternatives to protect your privacy.
Includes information on operating systems, email clients, browsers and any other computer or mobile service.
I suppose tehy would use 'flags' such as,
should send them into a frenzy!
The 3rd option is to install the snooping software on the receiver's end after the email has been decrypted. That way they don't even need to worry about breaking the encryption algorithm.
I think some misunderstanding of encrypted email is because there's a few levels you can look at it on. For instance, gmail, or your bank, or many sites use HTTPS which is encryption and it essentially keeps your activities private/safe from random hackers in transit, however the gubmint basically has all the keys, so nothing is private from them. Remember too that the gubmint is not one guy, but many many workers, all being trusted not to misuse their position. I can't see this ending well.
Or there is the not so convenient choice to encrypt your emails yourself, and then nobody but the receiving party should be able to read them, if nothing worse is afoot, like what Ouch mentions.
There's an idea inspired by bitcoin called bitmessage, looks kind of interesting.
Spot on Tolly.
I strongly suggest an alternate identity. Gmail address and prepaid mobile in a bogus name. Do it now before it's too late.
I dont understand a word u just said but I assume helpful info for some...
I've naturally assumed for a long time now that every keystroke is permanently recorded
Link should take you to 17 minutes in, where he covers how the US's Total Information Awareness program morphed into Google. The talk is from 2010. Whole thing is worth a watch.
Not free but it is the best: https://mykolab.com/
another article regarding the OP
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