Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Aug 2013 10:27 UTC, submitted by l3v1
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So. There we are. The foundation of Groklaw is over. I can't do Groklaw without your input. I was never exaggerating about that when we won awards. It really was a collaborative effort, and there is now no private way, evidently, to collaborate.

I'm really sorry that it's so. I loved doing Groklaw, and I believe we really made a significant contribution. But even that turns out to be less than we thought, or less than I hoped for, anyway. My hope was always to show you that there is beauty and safety in the rule of law, that civilization actually depends on it. How quaint.

Quaint indeed.

Groklaw is shutting down. A huge loss, as the site's contributions to various ridiculous lawsuits, like the SCO one about Linux, or the even crazier one from Oracle about Java, were invaluable. The reasons are sound, though - without secure, private communications, the collaborative effort that is Groklaw cannot function.

A sad day.

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Misconceptions
by peteo on Tue 20th Aug 2013 20:43 UTC
peteo
Member since:
2011-10-05

So the world assumes NSA can crack any encryption scheme without using much resources. I call bullshit. Just PGP with huge keys and be worry free.

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RE: Misconceptions
by Alfman on Wed 21st Aug 2013 03:02 in reply to "Misconceptions"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

peteo,

"So the world assumes NSA can crack any encryption scheme without using much resources. I call bullshit. Just PGP with huge keys and be worry free."

Where was it mentioned that the NSA was *cracking* encryption? Having backdoor access is not the same thing as cracking encryption.

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RE: Misconceptions
by kwan_e on Wed 21st Aug 2013 04:37 in reply to "Misconceptions"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Wow, people like you really exist:

http://xkcd.com/538/

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