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Security quotes of the week

Security quotes of the week

Posted Jun 20, 2013 11:33 UTC (Thu) by DavidS (guest, #84675)
In reply to: Security quotes of the week by etienne
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

How would that help in a world where you monitor's content can be reconstructed from the scattered light off the white wall behind you?

But, have no fear. THEY are not after you. Except, if you have business competitors with ties yo the military-industrial complex, or anyone from China (or probably from anywhere else), or a run-in with some high ranking official (see czech republic) or actually any contact with someone from the police (including their janitors) or if your ex-significant other matches any of the above.

That list of course is only valid if you care about maliciousness. Think about the problems incompetence and secrecy yield. I refer you to the numerous individuals who are listed on the various no-fly lists for no good reason (Ted Kennedy?). For a different and more elaborate, albeit fictional, example see the girl with the dragon tattoo.

All those technical arguments pale in comparison to the fundamental cynicism and disrespect to basic human rights that underlies all those who think that social problems can be solved with technical means. Especially these!


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