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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Scmidt is a major league asshole
by Lumbergh on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 04:29 UTC
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Here's one of his more memorable quotes:

That Google "do no evil" had him as CEO tells me a lot about Google. Google is probably the most evil, intrusive tech company there is now. I trust Microsoft a 1000x more than those assholes at Google.

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