[Cryptography] Dark Mail Alliance specs?

Jerry Leichter leichter at lrw.com
Thu Mar 27 09:40:37 EDT 2014

On Mar 27, 2014, at 8:40 AM, Steve Furlong <demonfighter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is absolutely no reason why the owner's and user's security interests
> > 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.
And the alternative is ... what, exactly?

All security ultimately depends on physical security, and governments are defined by their monopoly on force.
                                                        -- Jerry

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