STASI 2.0

 

STASI

STASI

The world does seem to be going in the direction of STASI 2.0, also known as Big Brother, an affront to human dignity and freedom.  If the world descends into a terror state or terror states–becomes divided into three terror states as Orwell foresaw, each looking something akin to North Korea as it is today–it might be a very good idea to be able to go old school.

As Bruce Schneier said in his excellent book Applied Cryptography: “There are two kinds of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from
reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files.”

 

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