True, but you wouldn't even need ssl with client side encryption.
You might like to look at what OpenSSL is actually used for. If you do any encryption, the odds are that you're using OpenSSL, or code derived from OpenSSL.
Those documents were compromised - by the NSA. I understand if you disagree, but I'm willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt here and assume that Snowden didn't share the list with anyone else and The Guardian wasn't going to publish it. That means that in practical terms the British agents aren't actually at risk, and wouldn't have been at risk, although I certainly understand why the British government believes they are, and they legitimately could have been (if the British police can obtain the list from David Miranda, so can anyone else). Still, I believe their intention was to publish a story that this information had been obtained by the NSA, not publish the information itself.
Considering that the US has been, in recent years espousing the theory that cyber-attacks should be treated as real acts of war, suitable for real retaliation with real weapons, I would say it's pretty terrifying.
I wonder if it has occurred to anyone that the NSA's actions in other countries could be construed as acts of war....
actually that was a DoD initiative in 2007. now there are host-based security system clients on every computer to keep USB mass storage disabled and attempts to use it logged. doesnt help when you boot into a livecd, though.
Apple no longer makes computers that have optical drives. How long do you think it will be before the rest of the industry follows suit?
(Those who need them can of course still connect external optical drives.)
I'm being forced to learn Python.
Having a romantic breakup is a lifestyle choice (at least that's what the other poster is arguing), and you put it into the same category as mental illness.
Disks travel in packs.