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Re: Pervasive encryption: Pro and contra

From: Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:48:31 -0800
Message-ID: <CABaLYCuBgBZWZR1dY7_mkHVSrLBncyb=8M6kjKvD4+ZH0eqCCw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, httpbis mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
'runs a risk of' is not a pro or con.

Mike
On Nov 17, 2013 12:18 AM, "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> In message <
> CAHBU6is_KHGHTDeh31vZCVGZtQpuqNQr5NJtsGfsQ7As2G3jRw@mail.gmail.com>
> , Tim Bray writes:
>
> >To help sort things out in my own mind, I just went and read the last few
> >hundred messages and attempted to curate the pervasive/mandatory
> encryption
> >arguments, pro and contra.  It's in a Google doc that's open to comment by
> >anyone: http://goo.gl/6yhpC1  Hm, is there a handy wiki platform
> somewhere
> >that can stand up to the pressure?
>
> It's a good topline summary.
>
> I would add:
>
> C6.5:  Pervasive encryption will be defeated by the agencies tasked with
>        performing pervasive surveillance:  It's their job.
>
> C6.6:  Pervasive encryption runs a very big risk of being out-lawed, if
>        it makes pervasive surveillance impossible.
>
> (And before any USAnians flash the "1st ammendment" card:  Yes, you
> have a constitutional right to say any damn thing you want, but not
> to encrypt it, in particular not if the "national security" flag
> is waved.)
>
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>
>
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