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The FBI vs Encryption

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Contributing editor/Columnist for VICE.comAntiwar.comRare.us, Playboy.com and Editor in Chief of The Stag Blog.
Sheldon Richman, author of America's Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited, keeps the blog Free Association and is affiliated with the Center for a Stateless Society both as chair of the trustees and as a senior fellow. You can support his blog at Patreon.

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  • I just had someone who I really like and respect give me the whole “The State/NSA is monitoring everyone for our protection.  If you are not a criminal you have nothing to worry about”.   That sparked a rather “lively” 30 minute debate.   Do anyone have an article, lecture, presentation that discusses this in greater detail and can perhaps articulate why this his total BS better than I can?

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  • While one segment of the us government is trying to require a safe and proper backdoor to everyone’s communication we simultaneously see how all of that is being counter hacked , and there is very little keeping uber-hacking tools out of the public.

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  • So I have this warning when I log into my Poloniex account that is specific to New Hampshire residents. So much for being the Free State. Any other free staters know what this is all about? I’m going through the process now of moving my ETH.  

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  • https://whispersystems.org/ Why is it so difficult to convince friends and family to switch to an encrypted messaging system? It takes less than 30 seconds to install yet most people refuse to use it due to: 1) I have nothing to hide. 2) I don’t feel like it. 3) It doesn’t matter. I’ve convinced people to acknowledge all the benefits but still people just don’t seem to care. Is it excessive to encourage use of end to end encryption?

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  • This evening, FBI Director James Comey is giving the keynote speech at “The Expectation of Privacy: Encryption, Surveillance and Big Data” conference at a local college.  I am planning on attending. I do not know if the audience will be allowed to ask him questions or not.  If there is a Q&A, does anyone have any ideas for good questions to ask him.

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