Obama joins against crypto aka freedom

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Sat Jan 17 15:27:26 PST 2015

On Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:34:42 -0800, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> President Barack Obama said Friday that police and spies should not
> be locked out of encrypted smartphones and messaging apps...
> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01/16/obama-sides-with-cameron-in-encryption-fight/
> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/01/17/2156204/obama-govt-shouldnt-be-hampered-by-encrypted-communica
> tions

We all knew this was coming. Apex predators never appreciate their prey  
having the ability to communicate (privately!), organize and resist their  

> American should be in the streets over talk like this.

Taking it to the streets in my observation mostly results in innocent  
people getting viciously attacked by police.

I feel that it would be more effective long term to channel that anger  
into something productive. Something that tangibly tilts the balance of  
power back to the people, such as building out community owned networks,  
wireless or otherwise. [1] Or supporting open phone initiatives like  
Indie. [2] Growing your own food. Getting off the grid. etc. A self  
sufficient population is less easily brought to heel.


[2] https://ind.ie/about/manifesto/

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