En britisk idiot

Den britiske premierminister David Cameron må være idiot. Det kan ikke passe at han stadigvæk tror at hans forslag om “IT-sikkerhed” har noget hold i virkeligheden, alt for mange har været fremme og pointere først at det ikke kunne lade sig gøre og bagefter at, se, det kunne ikke lade sig gøre.

Så med forslaget om at britiske IT brugere, virksomheder som private, ikke må kryptere deres elektroniske kommunikation står det fast at han er så optaget af at pleje en bestemt politisk profil at han end ikke kan se hvor dum han ser ud.

Cory Doctorow har en glimrende beskrivelse af bare den første række af problemer med hans nyeste forslag:

  • All Britons’ communications must be easy for criminals, voyeurs and foreign spies to intercept
  • Any firms within reach of the UK government must be banned from producing secure software
  • All major code repositories, such as Github and Sourceforge, must be blocked
  • Search engines must not answer queries about web-pages that carry secure software
  • Virtually all academic security work in the UK must cease — security research must only take place in proprietary research environments where there is no onus to publish one’s findings, such as within industry and the security services
  • All packets in and out of the country, and within the country, must be subject to Chinese-style deep-packet inspection and any packets that appear to originate from secure software must be dropped
  • Existing walled gardens (like Ios and games consoles) must be ordered to ban their users from installing secure software
  • Anyone visiting the country from abroad must have their smartphones held at the border until they leave
  • Proprietary operating system vendors (Microsoft and Apple) must be ordered to redesign their operating systems as walled gardens that only allow users to run software from an app store, which will not sell or give secure software to Britons
  • Free/open source operating systems — that power the energy, banking, ecommerce, and infrastructure sectors — must be banned outright

— Cory Doctorow, “What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry


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