[Cryptography] Dark Mail Alliance specs?

Steve Furlong demonfighter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 08:40:45 EDT 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM, Jerry Leichter <leichter at lrw.com> wrote:

> On Mar 26, 2014, at 3:56 PM, Bear <bear at sonic.net> wrote:
> > If the machines in a cloud are secure, that means that they
> > do exactly what their owners want and intend them to.
> > The problem arises because the users are not the owners.

> There is absolutely no reason why the owner's and user's security
> will be the same.  They almost never will be.  *But this is exactly why we
> have contract law.*

> ... Yes, you have to place additional trust that the provider will
actually live
> up to that contract - but that's what legal systems are all about.
I was with you all the way up to that last bit. When one of the major
security threats comes from the government, relying on the legal system to
enforce contractual security agreements does not give great confidence.

Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet. -- Arnaud-Amaury, 1209
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