And this why I trust no electronic comms whatsoever. Every VPN, every "secure" service is compromised, usually by design. Face-to-face communications, couriers and one-time pads are the way to go.
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I think a good compromise is that the encryption is crackable but only with a court order and only with heavy expenditure of resources by the NSA. That would deter casual snooping and reserve it for the really serious cases.
I suspect all of this is kabuki theatre however designed to lull us into a false sense of security and the already can read everything. Wasn't Whatsapp compromised?
Want to pass repressive legislation that people would not normally put up with? Just use the old "Problem-Reaction-Solution" playbook.
Problem: Oh no thousands of people had their holidays ruined at Gatwick
Reaction: Do something!
Solution: Draconian anti-drone legislation and the ever-widening definition of "terrorist".
Coming next - new anti-protest legislation following the harassment of Remain MPs by idiots outside Parliament.
American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'
Oh, I wish it could be Black Friday every day-aayyy, when the wallets start jingling but it's still a week till we're paiii-iid
Yeah, that'll teach him. How dare he undercut the CIA's profit margins by dealing drugs?
The country which has killed, maimed and displaced millions of people in the Middle East regards everyone in the world as subject to its laws and our subservient governments acquiesce. Good luck getting an American extradited though.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in a statement: “With a game-changing ability to collect crucial intelligence, fight wars and tackle terrorism, these are the most advanced jets in British history.”
Fight terrorism with F-35s, Jesus Christ.
"Terrorism", the catch-all excuse for everything these days, is there nothing it can't justify?
Face it - we are NEVER getting off this rock. Space is just too vast and hostile. The environment is already deteriorating. We will die out and take much of the biosphere with us or survive as basically animals. And I'm convinced that's why we see no glimmer of life outside the Earth - when a species reaches the technology level to leave the planet it's already too late. They either trash their planet or wipe themselves out or are wiped out by AIs. Gaia theory. The only way around it is if the system held more than one habitable planet.
I've ordered the £120 iPhone X knock-off - the Oukitel U18. Don't much care if I break it or it bricks. Took my bricked iPhone 6 plus along to the apple store and the cheerful hipster at the Genius bar thought it was perfectly fine for an expensive phone to just die after three years. Seemed genuinely surprised when I advanced a differing opinion.
The fingerprints are "automatically deleted from the device" after they've been scanned in? I don't believe that for a second. It will be some legalistic use of words - eg they are deleted from the machine AFTER they've been uploaded to a database to be kept for eternity whether you're a criminal or not.
Thank God for this. We should not be extraditing our citizens to oppressive regimes such as the USA where he faces draconian punishment out of all proportion to his alleged crimes. He would then find himself in the brutal for-profit US prison system along with literally millions of others, working as a slave for American corporations. Oh, you didn't know they still have slavery in the land of the free?