[cryptography] LeastAuthority.com announces PRISM-proof storage service
nico at cryptonector.com
Tue Aug 13 16:10:36 EDT 2013
On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM, ianG <iang at iang.org> wrote:
> Super! I think a commercial operator is an essential step forward.
A few points:
- if only you access your own files then there's much less interest
for a government in your files: they might contain evidence of crimes
and conspiracies, but you can always be compelled to produce those
- if you share files then traffic analysis will reveal much about
what you're up to, and there may be much interest in getting at your
- commercial operators who give you software to run can compromise
(or allow governments to compromise) you even if they are not
technically an end-point[*] for your end-to-end protocols.
- it's really not easy to defeat the PRISMs. the problem is
*political* more than technological.
- i'm not trying to detract from Tahoe-LAFS -- it's a spectacular
idea, I wish it well, and I generally endorse filesystems of this
[*] In Tahoe-LAFS, ZFS, and any other similar filesystems, there is
only one end-point: the client(s); the server, in particular, is NOT
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