WhatsApp in India – Schneier on Safety – Fin Serve


WhatsApp in India

Meta has threatened to pull WhatsApp out of India if the courts attempt to drive it to interrupt its end-to-end encryption.

Posted on April 30, 2024 at 7:00 AM •
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Clive Robinson

April 30, 2024 10:05 AM

@ ALL,

The sensible options to the “Finish To Finish Encryption”(E2EE) have been identified for a really very long time. Claude Shannon gave if a elementary mathematical proof again getting on for a century in the past within the early 1940’s if not earlier.

However we have to keep in mind E2EE is only a tiny a part of the privateness downside.

To know why you must perceive the elemental downside of privateness is that if you need it you must “pay indirectly” by thought and energy, which most are unwilling to do.

Thus those who do turn into a really clear seen sign nicely above the nicely trimmed grass until they go to significantly further effort. So the value of privateness rises but additional. The identical goes for different points to do with the ends of the communications channel which provides rise to “visitors evaluation” and different greater stage assaults in opposition to privateness and the attendant prices of protecting it[1].

Now take into account who this price rise advantages and who it harms… Worse the way it’s enabled each technologically and sociologically.

All for the sake of apparant comfort… Thus an “straightforward life” has turn into in impact an “Orwellian life”.

As for,

“Good criminals will simply transfer to different companies”

Will they?

I truly doubt it, and historical past in current instances exhibits the other so far as,

“The comfort of digital communications”

The know-how makes the price of mass surveillance ever cheaper for those who revenue by it. And society insists that you just should be a part of the mass surveilled at your personal expense or be an outcast.

The factor is that few even who learn this weblog, realise that we’re,

“Sleep strolling right into a lure of our personal making.”

Like lambs to the slaughter…

Thus the query is what are “we” –the harmed– going to do in opposition to these harming us?

[1] I’ve talked about many instances over time what it is advisable take into account as a part of a workable privateness technique. It’s not simply a whole lot of arduous work, it’s additionally very fragile, and in contrast to a few years in the past nothing on “authorised channels” is ephemeral any extra. This “document all of it” coverage I’ve likened to those that surveil making an attempt to construct a “Time Machine” in order that they will take data and strategies from now and apply it to what occurred within the long gone to punish those who have turn into inconvenient tomorrow.

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