#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 22nd, 2013 14:36
#2 By: David Emigh, October 22nd, 2013 14:53
I don't know whether to cheer for this company's ethical choice, or to weep for my country's descent to a totalitarian state.
#3 By: Boundegar, October 22nd, 2013 14:59
Came to say this. The next step is for those technologies that are truly secure to be outlawed. I vaguely recall an attempt, long ago, to outlaw large-prime keys.
#5 By: Earnestine Browning, October 22nd, 2013 16:02
It's time to kill NSLs along with the secrecy and conscription that goes with it.
The economic losses because of this spying on Americans and the world will be astronomical. I can image a world where tech doesn't happen in America.
#6 By: Jeffrey Bell, October 22nd, 2013 17:21
You could say that they were spooked.
#7 By: Kimmoth, October 22nd, 2013 17:22
I can imagine a world that's followed America down the gurgler.
#8 By: Maximilian Paul Zadow, October 22nd, 2013 17:25
As we know, capitalism wins. No US email/messaging system can be trusted. Which means the next one which breaks through will make a big feature of freedom, and therefore emphasising why the American government can't touch it. The US government is profoundly anti-capitalist and totally pro-feudalism. Only those born to wealth count.
#9 By: Drew_Gehringer, October 22nd, 2013 17:28
On the contrary, they're very very pro-capitalist. De-facto feudalism's just the natural consequence of capitalism allowed to run rampant (see: the last time america really tried that, late 1800s-early-1900s).
#10 By: Kimmoth, October 22nd, 2013 17:29
Welcome to laissez-faire lockdown.
#11 By: rocketpj, October 22nd, 2013 21:06
Don't be so sure. We are an innovative species. Innovation will happen in the US or it will happen elsewhere, but it will continue. A few bumps maybe, but the NSA is doing everything in its power to ensure the US dominance in innovation and technology is going to vanish quickly.
#12 By: daneel, October 22nd, 2013 21:22
When secure systems are outlawed, only outlaws will be secure.
#13 By: Kimmoth, October 23rd, 2013 02:54
As far as I can see, pretty much every developed nation is emulating the craptacularly short-sighted fat cat cronyism the US has so blatantly embraced; just look at the IP scenario worldwide...
Citizenship is a dying notion everywhere.
#15 By: Lasse, October 23rd, 2013 07:43
Simply close the business in the US and open up a new business in another country where they don't have this laws.
That must be the easiest solution to the problem.
#16 By: Marc, October 23rd, 2013 17:16
I wonder if this is Cryptoseal's way of saying they've been directed to compromise their encryption system without actually violating the "do not speak of this" order.
#17 By: Wrecksdart, October 23rd, 2013 20:38
Isn't it ridiculous that such a thing even exists? How the hell can this be constitutional? I certainly do not think Adams, Jefferson, and their pals would A-OK with this, and I know for a fact that I'm not. And I am SO SO much better looking than both of those guys.
#18 By: Cory Doctorow, October 27th, 2013 14:36
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