65535 November 15, 2013 9:38 PM

“The internet has largely been run as the ‘United States Benign Dictatorship’ because everyone kind of believed the United States was acting in the world’s best interest,” Schneier said… “That’s over.”

I agree. And, the NSA’s gross infatuation with everyone’s digital conversations was the start of the scuttling of that benign dictatorship. The NSA has displayed the unhealthy destructive behavior pattern of a spoiled child.

It’s interesting that Bruce notes there are no international laws against spying on other countries. This would appear to encourage to a circular firing squad among the 5-eyes spying countries.

dot tilde dot November 20, 2013 10:23 AM

great talk at the ietf tech meeting. especially the summary and outlook at the end. keep on spreading the word.


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