[tor-talk] Leave Your Cellphone at Home
mansourmoufid at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 16:56:52 PDT 2012
On 2012-09-05, at 6:16 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Sarah Resnick
> Leave Your Cellphone at Home
> Interview with Jacob Appelbaum
> From OCCUPY Gazette 4, out May 1.
Very interesting read.
I'm not sure I buy the theories for the new data centre. Drive capacity
has increased on the same order of magnitude as Internet traffic, [1,2]
so I doubt the increase in traffic from current targets is the reason
for it. I also doubt extending the surveilled set by 5% to include the
US is the reason.
Besides, according to the whistleblowers, everything that's attributed
to it has been going on for a long time. Unless there's concrete evidence
I haven't heard of, I tend to believe it actually is for "cybersecurity",
specifically the insider threat. These agencies monitor their own people
(and soon-to-be corporate partners) far more than the public.
On that note, apparently there's half a dozen versions of HR 3523 around,
and NSA versus DHS (aka "the happy face") is an artificial distinction,
meant to appease. 
Anyway, I think cryptography will depend more and more on steganography
-- and in the case of Tor, covert/subliminal channels. Imagine a protocol
where Alice sends Bob a steady stream of garbage, and the message is
encoded in the inter-packet timing noise. ;)
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