Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th Dec 2009 01:25 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I was reminded of Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy's infamous sound byte (used as the title of this article) when I read about Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foot-in-mouth moment during a recent CNBC interview (YouTube Link). Here's what Schmidt said: "I think judgment matters. If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines -- including Google -- do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities."
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RE[2]: Good article
by Evan on Fri 11th Dec 2009 12:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
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Uhh. Yes, it is completely legal to sell US citizens encryption the government can't crack. (You cannot export it)

In America our laws are setup where the government is granted specific rights, so until congress passes a law stating you cannot sell uncrackable encryption, it is legal.

Not understanding this difference is pretty much where every stupid fascist law we have comes from.

The real question is if it is legal for storage companies to use the key to your encrypted files except when a warrant is issued.

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