what is killing PKI?
shavital at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 19:41:22 CEST 2012
Stan Tobias <5038e22c.l1TW2+7SAAn+vaPC%sttob at mailshack.com> August 25,
2012 1:22:47 PM wrote:
> As this thread is turning into a general discussion on privacy and
> encryption, I would like just to add one more to the garden of thoughts.
> I'm not making any argument for or against, I just want to say some people
> find (forced) privacy detrimental, especially in a broad social context.
Nobody is forcing anyone to do anything.
You want to use encryption, use it.
You don't want to use it, don't.
> Some time ago, reading a discussion I noticed this particular
> argument against encrypting file-sharing traffic, which can be
> summarized/paraphrased as:
> "We don't want encryption, we want file-sharing be legal."
> It's a strong political statement. While privacy is important, you
> don't win anything if you *have to* hide. Freedom is often fought for
> by asserting your rights.
Nobody has to hide, this is not about hiding.
A fortiori, when one sends or receives an encrypted message, the mere
format of such a communication hollers loud and clear that the user is
protecting his/her communications, not hiding.
Freedom is freedom to think freely; and to act freely within the rules
If one finds the law questionable, there are constitutional and
democratic means to express and ask for revision or change of the law.
> This. I wonder how certain societies got convinced that just being
> nude - the most natural, beautiful and human thing - was indecent
> and/or illegal. Surely not because everyone was dressed? Or?
Or who knows?
This is my first and last contribution to this thread.
You all have a fine week end.
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