in which you answer a bunch of witty questions and then it tells you what you are: the TotL Belief Assistant. The questions are particularly witty and the results quite funny. I’m evidently a “non-practicing militant atheist”. Har har har.
Archives for February 2001
a lot, but in Declan McCullagh’s article on the Hanssen, the alleged double-agent for the Russians, he includes a quote which calls the whole accusation into question. On page two, he writes, “Freeh, who once lobbied for a permanent ban on the distribution of encryption software without a backdoor for his agency, could use this case as justification for restrictions that Congress would have to approve. In a statement, Freeh stressed that Hanssen used a ‘variety of sophisticated means of communication (and) encryption.'”
The problem for me is that these guys have shown for years that they’re not trustworthy. How do we know that Hanssen wasn’t a plant from the get-go who has been brought out now to further the anti-crypto agenda?
Update: The Times has posted an excerpt of the FBI affadavit about Hanssen. It doesn’t clarify much, but it’s fascinating reading.
has written a great article on stego, crypto, and the wonders of the net circa 1992 in Feed. His background with this stuff is almost exactly the same as mine, though I never actually called Tim May on the phone to talk about crypto. I did, however, cut my usenet teeth in alt.security.pgp; I was steeped in the literature of the time from people like Hakim Bey, Arthur and Marilouse Kroker (who I had the privilege of working with for 4 years), the CAE, and others; and I still dream, occasionally, about the promise of stego even if its most marketable use is for digital copyright tagging.
, well known as the creater of PGP, has left Network associates to work for Hush, an Irish company who has done HushMail among other things. It’s a big change – I wonder what his departure will do for the acceptance of PGP?
. What if Blogger indicates an archving error but in fact everything was generated properly?