Ulysses pacts and spying hacks: warrant canaries and binary transparency


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/08/20/ulysses-pacts-and-spying-hacks.html


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That disinterested third party is only as disinterested as the spooks will allow it to be, as shown by the TrueCrypt project’s abrupt dissolution


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Another flaw in the plan is that Microsoft could be, and has been pressured to backdoor everybody.


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Why one third-party maintained server? Why not a distributed solution?

The Man can get some of us. The Man cannot get all of us.

Edit: Would some blockchain-style solution work here?

That’s why we need robust, easy to use reverse-engineering tools.

I bet the adversaries already have them, expensive and covered with NDAs and requiring security clearances to even hear about. We need the same, but free and open.


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My personal favorite was the poster several people sent out to libraries a while back, when ubiquitous surveillance first became a widespread thing: NO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE SERVED US WITH SEARCH WARRANTS TODAY. WATCH FOR THE REMOVAL OF THIS POSTER.


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