EU MPs are taking Echelon as a serious threat, and now encourage Europeans to use encryption.
Tag Archives: cryptography
[ via Slashdot ] QuantumG put up notes on IBM’s talk on the dreaded CPRM at Stanford yesterday. This looked to be a damage control effort on IBM’s part from the description in Stanford’s announcment: Recently, articles have appeared in the press that CPRM will be standardized on all PC hard drives. This has fueled [...]
[ via Nettime ] A highly idealistic interpretation of the DVD DeCSS lawsuit by someone siding with the defendants. One would hope that the real judge in the case is as laconic and scholarly as Judge Motion.
John Kelsey and Bruce Schneier propose a new method for creators to be compensated for their work: “Using this protocol, people would place donations in escrow, to be released to an author in the event that the promised work be put in the public domain.”
Another Web-based mail startup is promising strongly encrypted email that will ‘self-destruct’ after a certain time. Of course, if the NSA gets your private key, the agency will have to disavow all knowledge of you- [pop, fizzle, smoke...]
[ via Red Rock Eater ] A George Washington University study shows that encryption software development is growing overseas, in response to strict export controls placed by the US government.
A sixteen year-old student from Ireland has developed an encryption scheme that may be as secure as the RSA scheme used in current Web transactions. However, the scheme operates ten times faster RSA. Sarah Flannery, the inventor, may ‘open source’ the system rather than patenting it. The lads at NTK are going to have fun [...]