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Comment Re:That's all fine but (Score 3, Insightful) 667

Did they maybe not do the same to the other side? Who cares so what?

I care. The Soviet^W Russian^W WikiLeaks dumps were giving only half the story. It's like a trial where only one side gets to present evidence. Sure, the opposition can cross-examine, but if the opposition can't call its own witnesses, the jury isn't going to get a complete picture.

Comment That's not how end-to-end encryption works (Score 4, Interesting) 282

Are they going to force Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to add in British-government-controlled certificate authorities to their browsers distributed in the UK? Or force hardware vendors to provide access to decrypted data on end-users' machines? I don't think they've thought through how little control over the process CSPs have.

I'm also wondering - does the financial sector get a pass from these directives? If not, good luck keeping London as the de-facto headquarters for the financial sector in Europe. If so, I wonder how they plan to restrict encryption to only the financial center?

Comment Re:No. That is not the strategy (Score 1) 428

He sounds moderate but his actions are pretty radical(anti abortion bills with no abortion exception even to save the life of the mother)

This is mainstream GOP policy. A human life amendment was in the GOP platform in 2012; see here (PDF) starting on page 13. Although the platform does leave some wiggle room for abortions in fetuses that cannot feel pain:

We call for legislation to ban sex-selective abortions – gender discrimination in its most lethal form—and to protect from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain;...

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