[Cryptography] Gilmore response to NSA mathematician's "make rules for NSA" appeal

Kent Borg kentborg at borg.org
Wed Sep 18 15:27:42 EDT 2013

On 09/18/2013 01:31 PM, Walter van Holst wrote:
> What makes me a tad bitter is that we apparantly live in a world with 
> two classes: US citizens and the subhuman rest of it. NSA-style 
> blanket surveillance violates the fundamental right to privacy and 
> ultimately also the fundamental right to freedom of expression. These 
> are not rights that are solely vested in the exceptional Americans. 

You foreigners actually have a really big vote here.  All those US 
internet companies want your business, and as you get no protections, in 
the current scheme, not even lip-service, you should look for 
alternatives.  As you do, this puts pressure on the US internet 
companies, and they have the economic clout to put pressure on Feinstein 
and Polosi and all the others.

Sad that economic clout matters so much, but voters in the US are 
astoundingly ignorant of reality (pick a topic--other than sports and 
celebrity gossip--and we are ignorant), and so many can't be bothered to 
vote.  We kind of get the government we deserve.  Do what you can to 
save us, please.


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