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    This is the closest example of the “antivirus companies make their own viruses” statement

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    Snowden is the man to talk to. Who else knows the NSA and it’s capabilities and intent and who also loves his country, despite what the hawks are claiming.

    The founding fathers weren’t stupid. They knew government could not be trusted and look where we are today.

    Like Chelsea, he should be pardoned on the condition he run for Congress.

    Opinions aside, he is the one to talk to about this.

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      You’re right, we’ll try to reach out to Snowden. He’s spoken to us before so fingers crossed.

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    “There are quite a lot of people in NSA who think their job is to subvert standards,” said Dunkelman. “My job is to secure standards.”

    The ISO is it! Thank you Mr. Dunkelman.

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    It surprises me that ISO would meet in inland China considering the country’s distinct privacy and intellectual property dynamics.

    Is China considered to respect encryption more than the U.S.?

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      It’s headquartered in Geneva but these meetings (every six months) seem to tour around – the next one is in Norway apparently

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    Really enjoyed this article.

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    Nice article, Jack!

    I was wondering though, why not give the names of your sources? The article says: “Two delegates told WikiTribune” and “According to WikiTribune’s source”, but there are no names. What is the reason for this vagueness?

    Another comment, to give some weight on the opposition it might be interesting to add that Dr. Tomer Ashur works in the COSIC department of KU Leuven (https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/cosic-research/symmetric-key-cryptography-team/), which is a internationally recognized cryptography team (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard).

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      Thanks Marko. I know the “sources say” is frustrating and we avoid using it wherever we can. In this case, we were able to get information that has not been made public yet, and the sources gave us time to prepare – only on the grounds that we didn’t make public who they were, as it might have disrupted future ISO proceedings.
      Thanks for your links – I’ve gotten in touch with Dr Ashur for a follow-up piece – feel free to collaborate here https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/04/24/wikiproject/encryption-for-the-internet-of-things-and-a-setback-for-the-nsa/67367/

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        OK, all clear now. Thank you for the information!

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    Very interesting article Jack, thank you!

    I was wondering if there were any points of view from IoT producers? Do they have a problem with Simon and Speck encryption because it’s the NSA or are they worried that if the NSA has tools to break that encryption then they’re vulnerable as a corporation? Or are firms quite happy to acquiesce in the hopes that it’ll be beneficial in some way in the future?

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      Thanks Thibagaran. I’ll be working today to try to add some perspective on this from different PoVs.

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