the UK Government recently stated they want to make all encryption illegal. Why? What possible need do the goverments have for being able to view any form of data, anywhere, in real time in clear text?
It's not about rationale, it's about being seen to be doing something about a perceived problem (terrorist activity, particularly in the light of the Tunisian atrocity and the 7/7 aniversary this month).
Whether it actually *solves* the problem is completely irrelevant...
Anyone else - well your life is an open book and no, there is nothing you can do about it.
+1 johnraff UNICORN EDIT.
Veracrypt looks cool. Was #!'s encryption Truecrypt or just LUKS?
...there is no way to differentiate between owners who will not divulge (pretend to forget) and those who cannot divulge (legitimately forget) the key.
I'm comfortable in my technical ability to protect (the documents). I mean you could literally shoot me or torture me and I could not disclose the password, if I wanted to.
-Citizenfour @ 33:15
What method would he have used to secure the data wherein he could not divulge the password but still have access to the data? 'Cause that seems impossible. Or did I misunderstand him to be claiming more than what he actually is?
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It can't be done anyway:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/techn … ation.html
When it comes down to that britsh argument against all encryption ;
Good luck using your bank account, sending cash to online stores, filling in your tax reports, and anything even closely resembling the aforementoned. No encryption would mean that any dumb idiot with a downloaded tool could get access to everything by reading the clear text passwords, destinations, social security numbers, and so on. And how would they be able to legally connect to foreign servers and websites where those laws are not in order ?
When it comes to private use ;
Im happy with my passwords on top of NON-encrypted data. Nobody can ever legally access any of my books and life works without illegaly hacking, stealing, or using my machines when i have not given them access or knowledge of.
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~ When jessie hits stable you could upgrade crunchbang and keep it alive a bit longer.
Whomever mentioned Citizen Four, thanks. I've been meaning to watch that.
So thanks to TOR and TPB, it's on it's way.
It's out on Amazon right now IIRC