Since the United States Government asked Apple for a Master Key to their phones and CEO Tim Cook said no, we discuss if his refusal was the right call. Also, in The Hopeful Romantic with JML our review of 11.22.63 turns into a minilecture by Justin on protagonists and Romanticism and Naturalism thanks to a question from James.

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  • At the risk of being pigeonholed as’s resident privacy whacko / tinfoil hat guy, I wanted to let everyone know who may be affected that TrueCrypt’s developers have announced that it is not secure. Looks like we won’t have to wait for the complete audit results after all.

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  • 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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  • Our new startup has a simple idea behind it – hosting that is private, anonymous, and free from censorship. I could spend a long time trying to explain it,… instead, please take a look at our video and site, and tell us what you think of it.

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