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Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

Posted Aug 11, 2013 15:51 UTC (Sun) by Richard_J_Neill (subscriber, #23093)
In reply to: Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default by maxiaojun
Parent article: Gräßlin: FLOSS after Prism: Privacy by Default

> Are you proposing a totally anonymous Internet. If so, I guess would be
> a paradise for terrorists, drug dealers, pornographies, ...

Not quite: I'm proposing a totally pseudonymous Internet.

The problem with computers is that we don't get shades of grey. Everything is binary. Either we build an fully encrypted network (and yes, this will enable some of the bad guys), OR we permit a complete surveillance state.

The lessons of history teach us how fragile democracies are, how easily they fall, and how little we should trust the "guardians" with power. Personally, I'll take the risk of terrorism over the risk of tyranny,

Off-topic: might I also suggest that the way many terrorists are created is by disenfranchisement. If governments were denied the illusion that surveillance is a magic solution to terrorism, it might just possibly encourage our politicians to seek proper solutions to the issues.


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