Google’s Schmidt Sees Encryption Killing Censorship

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by FreddyFreeloader, Nov 20, 2013.

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  1. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-21/google-s-schmidt-sees-encryption-killing-censorship.html

    Anyone believe Schmidt?
     
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  2. Dave0291

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    It's rather humorous to hear that from someone who has arguably helped bring about the end of privacy. That said, what he is not mentioning is that governments are and will become even more resistant to such measures. The mere utterance of the words national security is currently enough to bypass laws and protections in place to guard against the loss of freedoms and privacy. It is also not a perfect answer simply because governments aren't new to encrypting and decrypting data.
     
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    Governments can outlaw such encryption. They've done that to Blackberry.
     
  4. J_L

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    No, I don't agree with Schmidt. They will get the data through any means possible, whether it be strong-arm tactics, theft, alliance, etc.

    Just another overhead, I'm more worried about availability and resource usage.
     
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