LordYarlble August 15, 2012 12:13 AM

That Somini Sengupta fellow is a good writer. I enjoyed the article too, although I may have twitched in recognition of the final sentence. The times in which I currently write could change beyond my best foresight in 20 years. And for all practical purposes it seems fascism is on the menu. I might only add one thing to the article, which is that if you are sincere, fsck it and keep going!

Bob T August 15, 2012 8:03 AM

Stewart Baker, who has also written about cryptography, served as the National Security Agency’s chief lawyer, and debated Mr. Schneier on occasion…

It should have said:

Stewart Baker, a soulless government robot…

Don’t break the rules. Walk between the lines. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

Anon August 15, 2012 3:57 PM

Some of the comments on those articles really missed the point… One of them degenerated into “zomg Bruce is teh dumb cause $OS is supersecure!!one1” being repeated over and over.

Some people, who think they know security, really seem to not realize that its the steps you take to lock down a system that make it secure, not how it is out of box…

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