Detecting Ghosts By Reverse Engineering: Who Ya Gonna Call?

Woah! What are these 2 guys smoking? They are beating the wrong horse or did I misunderstand the whole proposal? Not that I agreed with it but the GCHQ never recommended modified clients: “In a world of encrypted services, a potential solution could be to go back a few decades. It’s relatively easy for a service provider to silently add a law enforcement participant to a group chat or call” which, to me, meant server side protocol level interception and adding/replicating a ghost end in an architecture where clients do not authenticate and communicate directly with each other but rely on server authentication, notification and group chat service management. Which stupid f***king client the EFF guys know of that currently sends each message to every client in a group chat?

GCHQ’s proposal to allow governments to eavesdrop on encrypted communications with a warrant is a backdoor by another name.

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Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — In Depth – DFRLab – Medium

Inauthentic pages linked to Sputnik promoted its content

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‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Certainly a strong perspective on the issues: Typhoid Mary, colonial conquest … Understandably she is on one extreme, so she misses counter affects including market forces, regulation and uselessness of much data presumed to have value.

Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions

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Weapons of Mass Consumerism: Why China Wants Your Personal Information

A new frontier in cyber security is opening. Cyber powers like China are stealing data of private citizens, including Americans. But why exactly?

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