Oh no, they found The Encryption!

The ignorance around cryptography is mindblowing… This is a quote from a RawStory article:

Investigators looking into the deadly shooting in San Bernardino, California last week have found built-in encryption in the phones of the two shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, authorities told CBS News on Friday. The news comes a day after lawmakers said there wasn’t any evidence that they had used encryption technology.

Newsflash: Encryption is built into every phone, every computer, and pretty much everything else. If something isn’t encrypted, it means that practically anyone could sniff it. Your phone most likely encrypt your 3G and 4G traffic (not so much 2G/GSM tho), and if you are connected over WiFi that too is encrypted. The updates to your computer are (hopefully) downloaded over a encrypted connection to make sure that nobody has hijacked the update process and feeding you malware or trojans instead. Encryption is everywhere! It is the tech equivalent of a lock on the front door!

This entire crypto debate is flawed, in that banning or somehow enforcing weakened of broken encryption will only hurt regular people who rely on it every day to read e-mails, communicate with friends and family, and doing banking online. If someone thinks that only the good guys will have access to any back doors or weak spots, that’s just naive.

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#IStandWithBaharMustafa (I’m with stupid)

The most excellent thing has happened. Bahar Mustafa, the Welfare and Diversity Officer that tweeted the #KillAllWhiteMen hashtag and told white men to stay away from her events has been charged with hate-speech.

There is a Swedish proverb, “Den som gräver en grop åt andra, faller ofta själv däri“, roughly translated to English as “The one digging a pit for others, tend to end up in it.” – this is a grand example. As feminists want to censor the web from the big bad men tweeting awful messages, a feminist tweeting awful messages at men gets arrested for the stuff they want to censor. So I must admit, I can’t help but to smirk a little. The irony.

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More reflections on Laci Green’s sense of humor

My comic strip on the matter is by far the only commentary out there on Laci Green’s video on what constitutes humor [link]. In this post you will find a bunch of videos on the topic that might give you a bit more insight into the matter. It should come as no surprise that someone that keeps playing the “offended”-card will piss off a lot of people that values the freedoms of the western society; pesky little things such as the right to free speech.

To quote some wise men on the importance of free speech (as it turns out, finding quotes by women on the matter was harder than expected):

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” – Oscar Wilde

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

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