We cannot and should not be living in digital fortresses any more than we are living in physical fortresses at home. Our homes are safe from thieves and from government not because they couldn’t get in if they wanted to but because the law and its enforcement prevents them from doing so. All we have to do is minimal physical security (lock the doors when you are out).Actually, that's exactly how risk management works.
Please repeat after me: Surveillance is a political and legal problem, not a technical problem. We have to all become outraged and start a big and public online and offline campaign to take back the law into the hands of the people and their representatives and away from secret organizations “overseen” by secret courts in a system that goes beyond Kafka’s worst nightmares.
Anything else is completely and utterly futile and the sooner we stop believing in a technological solution the better.
Friday, September 13, 2013
The real way to deal with the NSA
This is I think the smartest thing I've seen about the whole NSA "Eye of Sauron" thing: