On Sep 8, 2013, at 11:41 PM, james hughes wrote: >>> In summary, it would appear that the most viable solution is to make >> I don't see how it's possible to make any real progress within the existing >> cloud model, so I'm with you 100% here. (I've said the same earlier.) > Could cloud computing be a red herring? Banks and phone companies all give up > personal information to governments (Verizon?) and have been doing this long > before and long after cloud computing was a fad.... It's a matter of context. For data I'm deliberately sharing with some company - sure, cloud is fine. As I mentioned elsewhere, if the NSA wants to spend huge resources to break in to my purchasing transactions with Amazon, I may care as a citizen that they are wasting their money - but as a personal matter, it's not all that much of a big deal, as that information is already being gathered, aggregated, bought, and sold on a mass basis. If they want to know about my buying habits and financial transactions, Axciom can sell them all they need for a couple of bucks.
On the other hand, I don't want them recording my chats or email or phone conversations. It's *that* stuff that is "out in the cloud" these days, and as long as it remains out there in a form that someone other than I and those I'm communicating with can decrypt, it's subject to attacks - attacks so pervasive that I don't see how you could ever built a system (technical or legal) to protect against them. The only way to win is not to play. -- Jerry _______________________________________________ The cryptography mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography