February 2, 2016

Time For Outband

As readers of this blog are aware, I terminated the Facebook group.  Here is one more reason why:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/facebook-prohibiting-private-firearms-sales-from-unlicensed-dealers/

That time around it was about private gun sales, but it could be anything.  That's the risk you take when you use third-party infrastructure.

And for those of you who remember the Clipper Chip, here's another one:

https://theintercept.com/2016/01/08/white-house-raises-encryption-threat-in-silicon-valley-summit/

Here's a quote from the White House Press Office:
"Advanced encryption technology offers individuals and businesses an inexpensive and easy way to encode data and telephone conversations. Unfortunately, the same encryption technology that can help Americans protect business secrets and personal privacy can also be used by terrorists, drug dealers, and other criminals."

Sounds very recent, doesn't it?

Actually, that statement was from over 20 years ago.

Well before 2008.

 

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