Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
11-19-2015, 10:20 PM,
Post: #1
Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
Top US officials cursed Snowden on Friday and proclaimed confidently that the recent terror attacks in Paris were a result of encrypted communications.  In addition to Tweets (ooh!  tweets!) the NYT any many other published articles citing US officials on the idea that this attack wasn't discovered due to encryption.

And did you hear the French investigator say that the bomb target was actually a soccer game, but our attackers were late?  This is not the disciplined individual that US officials describe, is it?    But I digress.

French authorities discovered a smartphone from one of the terrorists.  The phone itself was unlocked, and there was an unencrypted message on it that basically said, "let's do this." [ars technica]

Is anyone else connecting the dots?  In spite of all the surveillance perpetrated by the US Government, they still missed it.  They assumed it was because it was hidden, and they raced to the soap box, but nope, it turns out they just failed.  And yet no one is calling them out.  Why is that?  

Salute
11-20-2015, 12:34 AM,
Post: #2
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
The answer: more surveillance.
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11-20-2015, 12:36 AM,
Post: #3
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
(11-19-2015, 10:20 PM)roo Wrote: Top US officials cursed Snowden on Friday and proclaimed confidently that the recent terror attacks in Paris were a result of encrypted communications.  In addition to Tweets (ooh!  tweets!) the NYT any many other published articles citing US officials on the idea that this attack wasn't discovered due to encryption.

And did you hear the French investigator say that the bomb target was actually a soccer game, but our attackers were late?  This is not the disciplined individual that US officials describe, is it?    But I digress.

French authorities discovered a smartphone from one of the terrorists.  The phone itself was unlocked, and there was an unencrypted message on it that basically said, "let's do this." [ars technica]

Is anyone else connecting the dots?  In spite of all the surveillance perpetrated by the US Government, they still missed it.  They assumed it was because it was hidden, and they raced to the soap box, but nope, it turns out they just failed.  And yet no one is calling them out.  Why is that?  

Salute

Because if they just failed, they'd have to admit they were wrong.

All of roo's tax dollars spent towards the goal of a digital panopticon CANNOT BE WRONG.
11-20-2015, 12:39 AM,
Post: #4
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
More surveillance=more of roo's tax dollars needed
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11-20-2015, 05:22 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-20-2015, 05:22 AM by Jehannum.)
Post: #5
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
(11-20-2015, 12:39 AM)agedgruel Wrote: More surveillance=more of roo's tax dollars needed

Wouldn't it just be easier to make it illegal for terrorists to own cell phones?

JUST ONE LIFE, after all.
11-20-2015, 05:24 AM,
Post: #6
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
(11-20-2015, 05:22 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(11-20-2015, 12:39 AM)agedgruel Wrote: More surveillance=more of roo's tax dollars needed

Wouldn't it just be easier to make it illegal for terrorists to own cell phones?

JUST ONE LIFE, after all.

With that plan, how can the NSA have an excuse to push Congress to mandate back doors for all encryption?

Think of it in terms of the Patriot Act™. Salute
11-20-2015, 10:18 AM,
Post: #7
RE: Anyone watching the US blame encryption?
The NSA could ask Congress to make it a requirement for the terries to encrypted cell phones, and then demand a backdoor in the encryption so that it's not really encrypted! EVERYONE WINS!

Salute
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