NSA probably rates an F for their stated objective. but what is their actual objective? I suspect it is tracking dissidents, and other collateral benefits such as tax-evaders, dead beat parents, or others who can be grabbed and squeezed for cash
there is no point in discussing encryption until the question of un-authorized programming is settled
i don't think there is any point in discussing un-authorized programming unless we are using open-source software ( I'm using Linux/Mint )
i tend to agree with Snowden -- nothing wrong with encryption that we have -- e.g. GnuPG -- implemented properly
he means on a secure host, and don't use "123456" for you password
the existing x.509 and CA structure is a mess: you are trusting everything your browser sends you -- and everything that mess has signed for
the First Thing a computer user should do is generate his key pair . once that's done he is in a position to vet and sign certificates . he won't need to do many of these -- just those that need to be secured -- e.g. NewEgg, Amazon, Credit Union, TurboTax, -- anyplace money is involved. you don't need https on a blog site. but you DO need GnuPG on your e/mail
I think this comes under the heading "Predatory Litigation".
"Predatory Litigation" would include the article on a_cademic a_dvantage which appears also in today's clips
The crap about a_cademic a_dvantage I am guessing was derived from using a "Reputation Defender" type scan and then processed using a robot.
If this sort of process is allowed to continue the New Rules to the Net will become: "Post a comment: Get Sued". It will effectively suppress free speech on the Net. There will be cheering from certain areas