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Re: Privacy and its costs (was: Re: Mandatory encryption)

From: Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:33:46 +1000
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On 31 July 2012 16:55, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:
> This is why itís reasonable to think it important that privacy be the
> default

Again, let's not overstate what TLS can provide.  It cannot fully
provide privacy because it does not conceal who you are talking to and
when you talk or even how much to talk or in what size chunks you
talk, or if you listen more or less than you speak.

TLS can provide some degree of confidentiality and/or integrity, but
these are different from privacy.  If you wanted to hide your sexual
related browsing from network sniffers, the solution is not to use TLS
but not to establish a connection to www.someSexualPreference.com

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Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>
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