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Comment: Re:Copyright Infringement? (Score 1) 335

by seandiggity (#45388317) Attached to: GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware

Hm, /. may have a valid case to chase after.

After all, they duplicated the site/logo/etc without the permission of the actual copyright owners.

They could also make a case for monetary damages and damages to their reputation (trademark?), especially when you consider lost advertisement revenue (if we do believe that the advertisement business model for the Web makes any sense).

Comment: Re:Problems in the license, and an alternative? (Score 2) 233

by seandiggity (#45143369) Attached to: Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt

Linux has LUKS and dm-crypt (Android uses a modified version of dm-crypt to protect the /data partition in newer revs.)

re: TrueCrypt container format, dm-crypt and cryptsetup/LUKS: http://grugq.tumblr.com/post/60464139008/alternative-truecrypt-implementations

Comment: Re:Problems in the license, and an alternative? (Score 2) 233

by seandiggity (#45142847) Attached to: Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt

Given all of this, plus the problems with TrueCrypt authorship etc. I think the best course of action is replacing with a free implementation, maybe starting with something like this?

Ah, I see the current TrueCrypt license has undergone substantial changes since the early days. Looks like a complete mess to me :/

Comment: Problems in the license, and an alternative? (Score 5, Insightful) 233

by seandiggity (#45142763) Attached to: Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt
From http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/06/msg00295.html:

...if you distribute modified versions of TrueCrypt, you cannot charge for copies. That is non-free...
...nothing in the license constitutes a promise not to sue for copyright infringement. Our counsel advises that a plain reading of this indicates that if Fedora complies with all the requirements of the TrueCrypt license, we would nonetheless have no assurance that TrueCrypt will not sue me for my acts of copying, distribution, creation of derivative works, and so forth...
TrueCrypt seems to be reserving the right to sue any licensee for copyright infringement, no matter whether they comply with the conditions of the license or not. Based on this, our counsel advised that above and beyond being non-free, software under this license is not safe to use...
Our counsel advised us that this license has the appearance of being full of clever traps, which make the license appear to be a sham (and non-free).

Given all of this, plus the problems with TrueCrypt authorship etc. I think the best course of action is replacing with a free implementation, maybe starting with something like this?

Comment: Re:Google is in partnership with the NSA (Score 1) 216

by seandiggity (#44827155) Attached to: Google's Encryption Plan To Stifle NSA's Dragnet Will Raise the Stakes
Replying to my own thread, which I realize is bad manners...I want to avoid a flamewar joined by Google employees and I refuse to respond to them individually (I also wouldn't reason with the Stasi). The parent post is upvoted by my peers for a reason...we're living in a totalitarian surveillance network in which Google is the primary player and I think we're finally realizing how much the most public advocate of FOSS has become a spook agency in conjunction with the NSA. Let's shun them as we should, for embracing (and making piles of money off of) FOSS and then acting against the interests of freedom. As the weeks go by, we'll continue to learn how Google has betrayed even our most basic freedoms. Beyond that, they've done some work on the ground, the same work a spy agency would have done in the past. Who's holding the shit-bag now?

Comment: Google is in partnership with the NSA (Score 4, Insightful) 216

by seandiggity (#44816521) Attached to: Google's Encryption Plan To Stifle NSA's Dragnet Will Raise the Stakes
This is a joke and amounts to nothing but a smoke screen. We now know that Google is an active partner of the NSA and the U.S. government...we should treat them *as* the NSA. What does any of this matter when Google has whole division(s) dedicated to preparing data for use by the NSA. They'll give keys, they'll give data, they'll give metadata, they'll give educated guesses, they'll prepare 3D topographic maps about that data.

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