[cryptography] Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

dan@geer.org dan@geer.org
Mon Nov 30 21:19:22 PST 2015

In dealing with high level decision makers, the best strategy is
always to provide three options and have the decision maker choose
amongst them.  Taking the American electorate as that high level
decision maker, I would find it refreshing were Brennan to present
said electorate with the choice between [1] content analysis (hence
crypto side doors and the exposure of content), [2] traffic analysis
(hence data retention at a level heretofore unseen and the cataloged
exposure of real social networks), and [3] a willing resolve to tolerate
the occasional terrorist success.  It is a choice amongst losses.


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