STEED - Usable end-to-end encryption

dan at dan at
Tue Oct 25 05:02:32 CEST 2011

> With respect to your question: what we offer is privacy, but most people
> do not understand privacy, do not care about privacy, and would not care
> about privacy even if they understood it.
> During graduate school the politically-active members of the Computer
> Science department were up in arms over government surveillance.
> Flyers, bulletin board notices, EFF fundraising campaigns, and the like.
> Yet, when the Department required all TAs sign up for Facebook, in the
> interests of "being accessible to the undergraduates," there wasn't any
> outcry.  I was serving as the Area Steward for the graduate student
> labor union and tried to drum up some outrage that we were being
> *required* to sign up for a privacy-annihilating 'service.'  Nobody was
> interested -- not even the people who had flyers on their doors
> condemning Total Information Awareness and EFF stickers on their laptops.

You got that right, Brother.

To be more pointed, how many folks on this list carry a cell phone?


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