I agree. There are definitely so many more pros than cons that, ultimately, this type of thing will be adopted as governments realize the importance not only of their data but of the people’s data. It is the oil for the next economy. And look, the US govt is now looking at a nationalized 5g network…
But that’s also why people will, and already have, died over it. Snowden convinced the world that Signal was secure too…and therefore, Whatsapp was also secure because that is the back end, but if, as it seems Q is confirming, it’s been co-opted by the CIA, then facebook is also complicit in this whole thing.
I taught myself to use PGP, but it’s still too cumbersome. Restricting my speech online has generally been the chosen path. And that is precisely what Assange warns about.
Is the adage true that as long as it’s open source then its confirmable? Say that to the open-source projects built on these intel chips. May it was on purpose or not, but I wouldn’t be surprised to know that the NSA and others knew about it and were exploiting it. We may never find out the truth about that, but there definitely seems to be changes in the background. Networks, software, hardware…the whole information supply chain ecosystem needs security. Otherwise, this things that I am worried about as an attack vector (co-opting open-source project leadership through blackmail and/or threats) is just too easy.
What were the military interested in talking to David about? Was it legitimate interest or something else? We all know TOR was US Navy tech and that it has many holes and man-in-the-middle attack vectors. Being above reproach isn’t enough. Those with ulterior motives and their puppet masters will and have killed. That’s what worries me.