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

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 11:26:13 PST 2015

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
> Wheedling about crypto and Snowden diverts from CIA Director's full speech
> and broader critique. CIA version omits Q&A.
> http://csis.org/files/attachments/151116_GSF_OpeningSession.pdf

> https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/11/paris_attacks_b.html
> https://theintercept.com/2015/11/15/exploiting-emotions-about-paris-to-blame-snowden-distract-from-actual-culprits-who-empowered-isis/
> fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American
> whistleblower Edward Snowden and the spread of strong encryption catalyzed
> by his actions. Now the Paris attacks are being used an excuse to demand
> back doors

DNI et al... looking and waiting for "the perfect example"... cue the
911 conspiracies...

So let’s not be taken in by false flags flown by anonymous officials
trying to mask bad political decision-making. And let’s redouble our
efforts to fight bad policy which seeks to entrench a failed ideology
of mass surveillance — instead of focusing intelligence resources
where they are really needed


"We MUST now give our spies the powers they need", says LORD CARLILE.
The Enabling Act, when used ruthlessly and with authority, virtually
assured that Government could thereafter constitutionally exercise
dictatorial power without legal objection.
They offered the possibility of friendly co-operation, promising not
to threaten the Lawmakers, the President, the States or the Churches
if granted the emergency powers.

Intelligence Failure Is Not Snowden’s Fault But A Break Down Of
Communication and Cooperation

Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks

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