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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontological issues relative to privacy.

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From: Steve Newcomb <srn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:37:15 -0500
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On 01/17/2014 12:06 PM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> Those are bugs that have to be implanted physically - nothing fundamentally
> new. Anybody with enough resources and/or willpower can get into almost
> anything and we have to accept that the spooks *can* get into almost anything.    (01)

The implantation is being done in every device, as it's manufactured.
Applebaum's presentation names manufacturers, products, and techniques,
and shows pictures and documents.  Maybe you can get past it.  I can't.
 The problem is far advanced.    (02)

What serves spooks can serve anyone else, too.  Technology is mere
mechanism; it's devoid of intent.  This kind of technology cannot be
controlled; it costs too little, and it's too easy to replicate.  No
plutonium is required.    (03)

All I'm saying is: privacy is dead.  Let's get over it, and urgently
turn our attention to (1) the single-point-of-failure problem that
threatens a civilization with secret backdoors whose keys are held by a
few fallible human beings, and (2) the huge power imbalance that
inevitably follows the annihilation of privacy.    (04)

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