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Most major news organisations are now the targets of state-sponsored attacks on their security, according to Google security researcher Shane Huntley. According to Reuters, Huntley told the Singapore Black Hat conference on March 28 that his research, conducted in partnership with Citizen Labs' Morgan Marquis-Boire, revealed …

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Time for a big step back?

Okay, so computers are bugged, phones are tapped, and satellite transmissions are intercepted.

Perhaps it's time to go back to the typewriter, postal mail, couriers, and carrier pigeons!

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Re: Time for a big step back?

Good idea. And it'll cost the spooks shed loads of dosh to stop every courier, open every envelope, and poison all those pigeons!

Let's do it NOW!! :)

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Re: Time for a big step back?

Perhaps just a step back in user convenience will do. How about journos start using OpenBSD (for example) and completely changing their computing style. Perhaps one day secure computing will become part of what they teach in journalism school.

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Re: Time for a big step back?

"Perhaps it's time to go back to the typewriter, postal mail, couriers, and carrier pigeons!"

Never underestimate Dick Dastardly.

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Re: Time for a big step back?

Upvote for the Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines reference. :)

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SSDD.

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