[cryptography] Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:26:13 EST 2015


On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
> Wheedling about crypto and Snowden diverts from CIA Director's full speech
> and broader critique. CIA version omits Q&A.
>
> http://csis.org/files/attachments/151116_GSF_OpeningSession.pdf

> https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/11/paris_attacks_b.html
> https://theintercept.com/2015/11/15/exploiting-emotions-about-paris-to-blame-snowden-distract-from-actual-culprits-who-empowered-isis/
>
> fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American
> whistleblower Edward Snowden and the spread of strong encryption catalyzed
> by his actions. Now the Paris attacks are being used an excuse to demand
> back doors

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/paris-attacks-cia-director-john-brennan-what-he-gets-wrong-about-encryption-backdoors/
DNI et al... looking and waiting for "the perfect example"... cue the
911 conspiracies...

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/17/the-blame-game/
So let’s not be taken in by false flags flown by anonymous officials
trying to mask bad political decision-making. And let’s redouble our
efforts to fight bad policy which seeks to entrench a failed ideology
of mass surveillance — instead of focusing intelligence resources
where they are really needed

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/after-paris-encryption-will-be-a-key-issue-in-the-2016-race/

http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/16/9742182/uk-surveillance-paris-attacks
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3319037/We-spies-powers-need-says-LORD-CARLILE.html
"We MUST now give our spies the powers they need", says LORD CARLILE.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933
The Enabling Act, when used ruthlessly and with authority, virtually
assured that Government could thereafter constitutionally exercise
dictatorial power without legal objection.
They offered the possibility of friendly co-operation, promising not
to threaten the Lawmakers, the President, the States or the Churches
if granted the emergency powers.

http://www.ibtimes.com/paris-terror-attack-intelligence-failure-not-snowdens-fault-break-down-communication-2185255
Intelligence Failure Is Not Snowden’s Fault But A Break Down Of
Communication and Cooperation

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/europe/encrypted-messaging-apps-face-new-scrutiny-over-possible-role-in-paris-attacks.html
Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks


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