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#408


https://www.ccn.com/saudi-arabia-bitcoin-trading-is-illegal-in-the-kingdom


#409

Circulate the below article in your network - great read on comparing Maidsafe with all other decentralized storage systems.

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#410

#411

Will probably be known as L1TF (comparable to the Meltdown vulnerability):


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#413

It is naive not to assume so ! A cell phone today, with this much computing power is a gateway into everyone´s life! How could a corporation as big as Google resist being god and not having an all seeing eye? Anybody ever seen a movie on that theme? ?Why do cell phones have two cameras but there isn´t a sort of a “lid”, say, to protect those lenses? it is always there … watching, listening! Why such an accurate GPS device? Google street car is out there! Now there is a fascinating app, you can use an augmented rule to map out every centimeter of your house! .there will be no stone unturned by the end of this journey!


#414

Can you say which app?


#415

Foreshadow is a speculative execution attack on Intel processors which allows an attacker to steal sensitive information stored inside personal computers or third party clouds. Foreshadow has two versions, the original attack designed to extract data from SGX enclaves and a Next-Generation version which affects Virtual Machines (VMs), hypervisors (VMM), operating system (OS) kernel memory, and System Management Mode (SMM) memory.

https://foreshadowattack.eu/


#416

There are quite a few of them ! you can measure every little corner of your house…hehehe…Guess whether all that info is being kept somewhere or not. :slight_smile:

Photo Measures Lite by Cubent


#417

#418

Too bad it’s only for fruity hardware.

EDIT: here’s the same app for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigbluepixel.photomeasures.lite&rdid=com.bigbluepixel.photomeasures.lite


#419

Article by Steve Walters on coinbureau:


#420

Encapsulated accounts for plausible deniability
#421

There is already a “upto” 10 year penalty for not revealing the password if they use the word terrorism in the charges. Started off at 6 months not all that long ago.

One reason to use “wickr” where it is end-to-end and your messages disappear after the burn time expires.


#422

And what if you really forget your password?


#423

Well as far as phones are concerned then how are you able to use it? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :rofl:

But yes for other devices or encrypted files then its up to the judge to decide if you are lying or not. I have encrypted a file with a password before going on holidays only to realise when I got back I couldn’t remember the whole password.

Oh and the government does not call a compelled door into the system a backdoor.


#424

I understand forgetting the 4 digits of the pin code of your phone won’t be very believable :smile:
But maybe longer passwords of additional encryption.
I can imagine you could have future defenses like: I’ve forgotten the password because I was so shocked by my arrest or the police hit a bit too hard on my head…


#425

In the world we live in today, are there any legitimate reasons for authorities to demand access to a device? Child rapists, serial killers, assassination attempts, insurgency, drug cartel members, etc.? Just wondering out loud if it’s ever justified.


#426

Like it is mentioned in the article: that is a complex discussion far from over yet.
But up to 10 years in jail for not unlocking your phone, that seems certainly a ‘demand’ a bit too strong to me.
ps: in California you can pay Bail in cryptocurrency to get out of jail. Edit: that was Incorrect.


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