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Comment: Re:It's a TRAP! (Score 2) 175

by MichaelSmith (#47633915) Attached to: Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

Any proposal in which users hand over their private keys to a third party (such as a webmail provider) should be assumed to be done with the blessing of, or at the request of, law enforcement or intelligence agencies

Where did it say in there that users would hand over private keys to a third party?

At best they would give the keys to software provided by Yahoo and running in their browser. Law enforcement could compel Yahoo to provide a backdoor to that software or they could compromise the encryption in the browser. Unlike java, javascript has nothing to stop code from a different source interfering with other code running in the browser.

Comment: Re:Disengenous (Score 1) 306

by MichaelSmith (#47572651) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math

DRM's e-books (like on Amazon) are hard to lend out or re-sell. Prices are lower but more books are sold. Taking geography out of the distribution equation means that more books can be sold, without physically shipping a supply to every corner of the planet. Simpllfying the supply chain doesn't have to mean that the producer gets less money.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman