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Re: The importance of secrecy

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: The importance of secrecy
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:45:48 -0700
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>>>>> "SM" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

SM> BTW, I think using "porn" as a humorous justification for secrecy is
SM> detrimental since it promotes the view that secrecy is only used for
SM> objectionable activities, along the lines of "I don't need secrecy because
SM> I have nothing to hide".

Indeed. As someone whose wife's friends in Iran are actually being imprisoned
on religious groups, the ability to promote education and other activities
deemed "subversive" by the current regime depends entirely on one's ability to
maintain private communications. This is what I think about when these issues
come up.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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