Crypto wars redux?

Ian Batten igb at
Mon Jan 19 13:37:52 GMT 2015

> On 16 Jan 2015, at 14:20, Charles Lindsey <chl at> wrote:
> Well any terrorist who does not use end-to-end encryption deserves all he gets.

Yet again, it appears that the security services are forgetting that the communications they're
interested in are between small numbers of people (unlike, say, an army or a government) who
have lawful right to be in the country (unlike, say, the Krogers) and who probably aren't
fussed about timescales substantially tighter than a couple of days (ie first class post),
and those people are only exchange small amounts of data (as opposed to, say, photographs of
stolen plans of ships).  Word code in letters, word code between call boxes, person to person
meetings, one time pads...


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