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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Pathetic
by TBPrince on Sun 24th Nov 2013 23:52 UTC
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All these companies, which actively cooperated with surveillance and which based much of their fortunes on that, are now trying to claim they have been victim of actions of their governments.

This is simply pathetic. I'm not referring to Google only but to all of them, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and so on.

Of course, having been caught with their hands in the jam, they're now trying to scream they didn't know. Pathetic.

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