High Tech Hayekians II

 

Part I here.

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  1. C.L.

    Just watched the whole thing and I suggest others do so.
    Peter Dutton has been one of the most trenchant opponents of cryptography – of course.
    His favoured bullshit story for trying to ban it is terrorists + da ped0f1lez. In other words, if you support private communication, you’re probably a child molester.

    What wasn’t exploted here, though, is the availability of cryptography. You can’t go and buy it at a shop. Or can you?

    Hats off to the Cypherpunks, though. Brilliant men – and I love how they see themselves as heirs to the American revolutionaries.

  2. Steve

    I like the old saying :

    If youre armed, youre a citizen
    If youre disarmed, youre a subject

    Either way, through being “armed”, you have an opportunity to protect your loved ones from all abuse of power, no matter where it comes from.

    Choose wisely…..

  3. C.L.

    What does Peter Dutton’s US trip mean for encryption and privacy?

    The announcement capped a visit to the US by the Australian home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, at the invitation of the US attorney general, William Barr, to attend the Lawless Spaces Summit on warrant-proof encryption and its impact on child exploitation cases.

    The trip started with Australia joining the US and UK in warning Facebook against going ahead with plans to implement end-to-end encryption in all its messaging unless it creates a backdoor to allow governments to access the content of private communications.

    Dutton told Guardian Australia encryption was “important for banking and other uses, but p-file are using it to order children and send images of children being raped”.

    “All companies, including Facebook, must have zero tolerance when it comes to child exploitation and not allow their platforms to facilitate these sick crimes,” he said. “At the moment even with a court-ordered warrant police can’t access the messages to use as evidence to prosecute these evil criminals.

    You’re either on the side of vulnerable children or not. It is time for Facebook to pick a side.”

  4. RobK

    and I love how they see themselves as heirs to the American revolutionaries.
    Unfortunately, I suspect that is but a small glimmer in a sea of naivety.
    The Empire strikes back is probably closer to the mark. It’s tyranny that is most able to be ruthless consistently.

  5. RobK

    P.S. thanks for the series. Interesting material.

  6. flyingduk

    If youre armed, youre a citizen
    If youre disarmed, youre a subject

    Either way, through being “armed”, you have an opportunity to protect your loved ones from all abuse of power, no matter where it comes from.

    Choose wisely…..

    Indeed, I have thought long about this and already decided that my money is more important to my freedom, and my children’s future, than my guns. If it comes down to it, I *might* give up my guns, but I will not give up my Bitcoin.

  7. flyingduk

    What wasn’t exploted here, though, is the availability of cryptography. You can’t go and buy it at a shop. Or can you?

    In terms of money, yes you can, its called Bitcoin

  8. Howard Hill

    Indeed, I have thought long about this and already decided that my money is more important to my freedom, and my children’s future, than my guns. If it comes down to it, I *might* give up my guns, but I will not give up my Bitcoin.

    You idiot! Your guns are there to defend your wealth. .gov can destroy your bitcoins with the stroke of a pen, hope you’ve got your mask on?

  9. RobK

    Somewhat related, from February 2019,
    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ask-the-experts/2019-02-12/does-technology-favor-tyranny

    We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with technology and authoritarianism. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below.
    DEBATE STATEMENT
    Technological change today is strengthening authoritarianism relative to democracy.

    Some interesting opinions from those more qualified that me.
    I do wish Sinc, Chris &Co the very best. They are on a noble quest.

  10. Tel

    … but I will not give up my Bitcoin.

    Don’t forget to brush up on the topic of rubber hosepipe cryptography.

  11. RobK

    the topic of rubber hosepipe cryptography.
    To some that comes naturally.
    The human element is generally the weakest link in any security. Has been throughout the ages.

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