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Comment: Re:https is useless (Score 1) 166

by currently_awake (#47684633) Attached to: Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text
Modern society is based on trust. You trust the bridge you drive over to get to work won't fall down and kill you. You trust the brakes on your car will work. You trust the phone company to connect you to the police when someone breaks into your house. You can't live without trust. The issue isn't trust, it's how to enforce trust on fallible humans.

Comment: Re:On come on now Edward (Score 1) 194

by currently_awake (#47668023) Attached to: Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot
The Executive branch of the US government doesn't have the legal authority to violate the Constitution of the USA. They can't get that authority by passing a law, only by changing the Constitution of the USA. Snowden is a patriot, who committed treason to protect the people of the USA.

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 175

by currently_awake (#47631763) Attached to: Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email
If they hand out everyone's public key then they can give you the wrong key and man-in-the-middle your email to people of interest. If the decryption is done using code you download from them, then it's a software update away from handing over your key. It gets people thinking about crypto (a major step), but this just a stepping stone to real privacy, not the endpoint.

Mystics always hope that science will some day overtake them. -- Booth Tarkington