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After Paris, What We're Getting Wrong In 'Privacy vs. Security' Debate - 5 views

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    This article discusses the faults in former deputy director of the CIA Michael Morell's statement that the use of encrypted apps made it difficult to stop terrorists. Claims that encrypted communications put them out of reach was false - there had been no change in al Qaeda tactics. Also, author Howard points out that there isn't a clear dichotomy between privacy and security.
j_olsen

What happened when a parent fought for his kid's privacy at an all-Chromebook school - 1 views

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    This article, written by the one and only Cory Doctorow, highlights the privacy concerns associated with Google Chromebooks. More and more schools are issuing its students Chromebooks, which exfiltrate all data to Google data-centers and infringe one's privacy. This site also includes other interesting articles related to security and privacy.
j_olsen

The Privacy Blog: Privacy, Security, Cryptography, and Anonymity - 4 views

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    This blog is all about privacy, as the title suggests. The majority of the blog posts use actual examples, such as the Ashley Madison hack, in order to reveal important cybersecurity lessons. One particular blog post explains how Passages, a secure virtual browser, is a lot like hand sanitizer for the web. I thought that this blog was particularly interesting because it had a lot of relevant, unique examples about privacy and cryptography in the modern world.
ftiet21

Christos military and intelligence corner - 1 views

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    This blog contains vast amounts of information dealing with military cryptography, both in the past and the present. One of the recent articles discussed the morality of utilizing military level cryptography to ensure complete surveillance of civilians, and whether or not it should be allowed.
andrewhaygood97

Military encryption's going open -- Defense Systems - 2 views

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    This makes me wonder how ethical it is for the NSA to be so heavily involved in cryptography internationally. Are they building a backdoor into these crytographic systems? If so, how ethical could that be?
saraatsai

Schneier on Security - 2 views

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    This is a blog by Bruce Schneier who writes about security in general, under which cryptography falls as a subject.
j_olsen

A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering - 4 views

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    This is an interesting cryptography blog by Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University.
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