[cryptography] Reply to Zooko (in Markdown)
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Sat Aug 31 14:20:13 EDT 2013
On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 1:45 PM, ianG <iang at iang.org> wrote:
> On 30/08/13 01:26 AM, zooko wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 09:18:33PM +0300, ianG wrote:
>> I don't know. I asked a lawyer a few days ago -- a person who is, as far
>> as I
>> can tell, one of the leading experts in this field. Their answer was that
>> nobody knows.
> That is how they like it. In such an environment, they can exert a lot of
> But to come to the crunch -- is there *any* evidence that they have ever
> ordered the backdooring of some software system? Or does it all come down
> to 'an accommodation' ? I've heard of many of the latter, none of the
There's usually no need to order because there's an unholy partnership
among the four branches of US government.
What did Hushmail do? Did it willing accommodate a request, or was it
ordered to install the backdoor? Here, I would view "creating and
distributing" the applet as the backdoor. Was it done so voluntarily
or under legal coercion.
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