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Re: <nettime> end-to-end encryption for the masses
Felix Stalder on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:02 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> end-to-end encryption for the masses


On 11/20/2014 03:11 AM, nettime's_enigma wrote:
> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:12:27 -0500
> From: Dmytri Kleiner <dk {AT} trick.ca>
> Subject: Re: <nettime> end-to-end encryption for the masses
> 
> OK, after I agree to run google play store on my phone along with the 
> proprietary whatsapp , I also give my phone number, and the phone number 
> of all my contacts to prismbook, and also let them know exactly who I'm 
> chatting with and exactly when, and in return they'll OTR encrypt my 
> chat messages for me. I see what you did there facebook. Hooray privacy!

Exactly, it seems to highlight that what is really valuable for a
company like Facebook is only the meta data. It's all about network
patterns and their real-time dynamics.

Thus, access to the data, i.e. the content of the messages, is no
longer necessary in their current business model. Having users encrypt
it, it is no loss at all, rather its great advertisement creating an
inadequate sense of privacy.

Felix


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