[tor-talk] Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself
mark.mccarron at live.co.uk
Fri Nov 29 17:39:02 UTC 2013
I've seen the proposal for default encryption already be watered down to "if available" from mandatory. The IETF has a long history of watering down security protocols (WEP anyone?) and is driven mainly by corporate interest...the same guys causing all the problems by failing to stand up for end-users rights.
Something does not smell right here. Ultimately, this is a power play, one that assumes control of TOR and places it in the hands of corporations and their custom implementations. All of which are subject to national security letters and degrees of cooperation. So, this is about backdooring TOR, nothing else.
That alone, at least to me, indicates that the IETF is pretty much NSA, or representing their interests. I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
I vote no.
> Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:47:48 +0100
> From: eugen at leitl.org
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> Subject: [tor-talk] Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself
> Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself
> Following NSA surveillance revelations, talks advance on making the
> privacy-protecting tool Tor an Internet standard.
> By David Talbot on November 26, 2013
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