WhatsApp in India – Schneier on Safety


WhatsApp in India

Meta has threatened to pull WhatsApp out of India if the courts attempt to drive it to interrupt its end-to-end encryption.

Posted on April 30, 2024 at 7:00 AM •
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Clive Robinson

April 30, 2024 10:05 AM

@ ALL,

The sensible options to the “Finish To Finish Encryption”(E2EE) have been recognized for a really very long time. Claude Shannon gave if a basic mathematical proof again getting on for a century in the past within the early 1940’s if not earlier.

However we have to bear in mind E2EE is only a tiny a part of the privateness downside.

To grasp why it’s important to perceive the basic downside of privateness is that if you’d like it it’s important to “pay indirectly” by thought and energy, which most are unwilling to do.

Thus people who do turn out to be a really clear seen sign effectively above the effectively trimmed grass until they go to significantly further effort. So the value of privateness rises but additional. The identical goes for different points to do with the ends of the communications channel which provides rise to “visitors evaluation” and different greater degree assaults towards privateness and the attendant prices of retaining it[1].

Now think about who this value rise advantages and who it harms… Worse the way it’s enabled each technologically and sociologically.

All for the sake of apparant comfort… Thus an “simple life” has turn out to be in impact an “Orwellian life”.

As for,

“Sensible criminals will simply transfer to different providers”

Will they?

I truly doubt it, and historical past in current occasions reveals the alternative so far as,

“The comfort of digital communications”

The expertise makes the price of mass surveillance ever cheaper for people who revenue by it. And society insists that you simply should be a part of the mass surveilled at your personal expense or be an outcast.

The factor is that few even who learn this weblog, realise that we’re,

“Sleep strolling right into a lure of our personal making.”

Like lambs to the slaughter…

Thus the query is what are “we” –the harmed– going to do towards these harming us?

[1] I’ve talked about many occasions through the years what it’s worthwhile to think about as a part of a workable privateness technique. It’s not simply a whole lot of exhausting work, it’s additionally very fragile, and in contrast to a few years in the past nothing on “authorized channels” is ephemeral any extra. This “report all of it” coverage I’ve likened to those that surveil making an attempt to construct a “Time Machine” in order that they’ll take info and strategies from now and apply it to what occurred within the gone to punish people who have turn out to be inconvenient tomorrow.

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