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

Kelly John Rose iam at kjro.se
Tue Sep 24 12:30:40 EDT 2013

On 23/09/2013 3:45 PM, John Kelsey wrote:
> It needs to be in their business interest to convince you that they *can't* betray you in most ways. 
This is the most important element, and legislation that states you
"cannot" share that information won't be enough, especially since the
NSLs have guaranteed that it can be circumvented without any real effort.

If Google, or other similar businesses want to convince people to store
data in the cloud, they need to set up methods where the data is
encrypted or secured before it is even provided to them using keys which
are not related or signed by a central authority key. This way, even if
Google's entire system was proven to be insecure and riddled with leaks,
the data would still be secure. You cannot share data that you can never
have access to.

Albeit, from a political perspective this could be Kryptonite since less
savory types will be inclined to use your services if you can show
effectively that the data stored on your services is inaccessible even
under warrant. It will be hard to handle the public relations the first
time anyone of the standard list of "think of the children!" group of
criminals starts to use your services.

Kelly John Rose
Mississauga, ON
Phone: +1 647 638-4104
Twitter: @kjrose

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