[cryptography] crypto & security/privacy balance (Re: Digital cash in the news...)

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 18:29:59 EDT 2011


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
> On 2011-06-15 6:22 PM, Adam Back wrote:
>>
>> Then there are countries where crypto is officially or effectively already
>> banned - there being caught with privacy tech on your laptop, cell phone
>> etc
>> would be dangerous.
>
> Which, however, tend to be the countries where there is lots of privacy tech
> on people's lap tops.
>
> Consider Al Quaeda.  The US, rightly, does not allow anything to limit its
> pursuit of Al Qaeda.  The US does not bother with arrests nor charges, nor
> worry overmuch about innocent bystanders.  All is fair in love and war.
Debatable, but off topic.

> Do al Qaeda members say "Oh dear, I guess encryption is out for us.  It
> might look suspicious."
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/22/ba_jihadist_trial_sentencing/

Jeff



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