Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 23:46 UTC
Internet & Networking

"We can end government censorship in a decade," Schmidt said during a speech in Washington. "The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."

Setting aside the entertaining aspect of the source of said statement, I don't think encryption in and of itself is enough. Encryption performed by companies is useless, since we know by now that companies - US or otherwise - are more than eager to bend over backwards to please their governments.

What we need is encryption that we perform ourselves, so that neither governments nor companies are involved. I imagine some sort of box between your home network and the internet, that encrypts and decrypts everything, regardless of source or destination. This box obviously needs to run open source software, otherwise we'd be right back where we started.

Is something like that even possible?

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by RawMustard on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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I interpreted your post as someone who thinks there's nothing we can do about it so why bother? They win we lose. Words of a sheeple, no?

If that's not what you're meaning then I apologise.

We can stop this if we all work together. But listening to and or putting trust in vile, low life, lying creeps like Schmidt is playing right into their hands. After all, he was the one that said you have no right to privacy on the internet and is tracking everyone that uses the net and building profiles on them. The scum is a wolf in sheep clothing.

And here's what you can do to foil their plans amongst other things.

We can stop this shit! But not by supporting dirt bags like spoogle or any other ussa corp, start fighting!

I didn't see him saying he's okay with it, and neither did I earlier

Touch a raw nerve did I? I read your posts and didn't reply to you because you didn't come across in the same way. You're smart, so help people fight this shit instead of fighting anyone that thinks we "can" do something about it. The first step is stop using products from vile creatures like Schmidt.

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