[cryptography] Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden
rysiek at hackerspace.pl
Tue Dec 1 01:51:30 PST 2015
Dnia wtorek, 1 grudnia 2015 00:19:22 dan at geer.org pisze:
> 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  content analysis (hence
> crypto side doors and the exposure of content),  traffic analysis
> (hence data retention at a level heretofore unseen and the cataloged
> exposure of real social networks), and  a willing resolve to tolerate
> the occasional terrorist success. It is a choice amongst losses.
Aww, but you assume that these are three mutually exclusive options. That's
quaint, seeing how right now we have  *and*  *and still* we have to
tolerate occasional terrorist success (that being ).
So the way I look at this is: unless it can be *proven* to me that  or 
will significantly lower the occurence rate of , they should not even be
considered valid options.
Once somebody does prove that  or  actually do significantly lower the
occurence late of , then and *only* then can we have informed debate about
them, taking into account tangible and intangible costs of implementing them.
In which case we still have to remember that  will always be there, from
time to time.
Michał "rysiek" Woźniak
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