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the light we cannot see
by noteworthy at 10:11 pm EDT, Apr 28, 2015

Amy Hess:

The notion that electronic devices and communications could never be unlocked or unencrypted ... is troubling.

Barack Obama:

There's no scenario in which we don't want really strong encryption.

Nicholas Weaver:

Universal encryption is difficult and expensive, but unfortunately necessary.

Dan Goodin:

About 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps contain an HTTPS-crippling vulnerability that makes it easy for attackers to intercept encrypted passwords, bank-account numbers, and other highly sensitive information.

Rami Assaid:

The truth is, people will never achieve true privacy and anonymity online. Tracking is not only here to stay, it's getting more pervasive and sophisticated.

Steve Ranger:

In reality, it's incredibly hard to isolate individuals responsible for cyber attacks -- especially when it comes to industrial espionage, where attacks may take place over months and years, and even harder to prove that a company has benefited from such an attack.

Bruce Schneier:

This isn't something the market can solve on its own ...

Sören Preibusch:

The continued reporting on state surveillance by the media contrasts with the public's quickly faded interest.

John Oliver:

No one cares. [Americans] don't give a shit.


The US requires strong intelligence, forensics, and indications and warning capabilities to reduce anonymity in cyberspace and increase confidence in attribution. Attribution is a fundamental part of an effective cyber deterrence strategy as anonymity enables malicious cyber activity by state and non-state groups.


Even people outside China are being weaponized to target things the Chinese government does not like ...

Ashton Carter:

Today dozens of militaries are developing cyber forces, and because stability depends on avoiding miscalculation that could lead to escalation, militaries must talk to each other and understand each other's abilities. DoD must do its part to shed more light on cyber capabilities that have previously been developed in the shadows.

Ta-Nehisi Coates:

When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.

Joan Didion:

Self-deception remains the most difficult deception.

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