Power in the Age of the Feudal Internet - Bruce Schneier

Rayzer rayzer at riseup.net
Fri Jul 22 06:58:04 PDT 2016

On 07/21/2016 11:17 PM, Steve Kinney wrote:
> On 07/22/2016 12:25 AM, John wrote:
> > On July 21, 2016 11:22:36 PM EDT, Rayzer <rayzer at riseup.net>
> > wrote:
> >> I was probably wrong about my statement he doesn't have the
> >> technical capability to examine code like ioerror
> >>
> > Actually I believe he wrote a book on coding cryptography, example
> > code in C. He can code.
> > https://www.schneier.com/books/applied_cryptography/
> > Hes also written at least a few open source tools, e.g.
> > passwordsafe.
> And AES finalist Twofish.  (What we now call "AES" is actually
> Rijndael, see http://csrc.nist.gov/archive/aes/index2.html )
> In the essay above, I did note a thread of pro-Establishment political
> correctness running all through the rhetoric.  Does he really buy it,
> is he just protecting his tenure in the Corporate Suits hierarchy, or
> is he tying a pork chop around the necks of a few inconvenient truths
> in hope that policymakers will at least play with them?
> Only Bruce Schneier knows the real Bruce Schneier Facts.  If I had to
> guess, I would say all three.  One thing we do know:  You won't catch
> him consorting with the peasants.
> :o)

The essay illustrates he understands how political and social power
affects technology and science.

That knowledge can cut both ways.

Here's a little bit of humor slander about him...

"I think he's Grey." (snigger)

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