Friday, August 16, 2013

Real news from the New Yorker:

 E-mail “sounds like the simplest application of cryptography imaginable,” said Blaze. “I’m trying to send you a message that you can only read, and that you know definitely came from me, and we have algorithms and protocols that do exactly that. But we still haven’t figured out the basic technical ways to implement them in practice.” 

It's a user problem.  The hassle is not worth the benefit for most people.  Many are buying guns to protect themselves against a hypothetical tyranny and/or a possible armed intruder.  Some of those guns end up in tragedies.  Are those "hassles" worth the benefits? 

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