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Wickedleaks 1 and 2 – dish of privacy

I just pushed out Wickedleaks part 2, following Wickedleaks part 1 – enjoy my take on [in]security and your Internet.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Follow SupTweet for Russell’s perspectives on tech and society in a transformative age. I’m a member of a Native American tribe and live in the Washington D.C. area with my wife, where I work freelance and blog.

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Wickedleaks part 2: the self-inflicted deluge of leaks and cookies tracking you

“…Not only is the system broken, but it was never supposed to be particularly secure in the first place.  Ed didn’t design the network to defend against theses things,” said Vint Cerf, who was co-author of one of the core internet protocols before chairing ICANN. “My thought at the time, thirty five years ago, was not to build an ultra-secure system, because I couldn’t even tell if the basic system would work.” Cerf, who has a generally upbeat tone about most things,give the impression that he remains pleasantly surprised that the Internet has continued to function and thrive—even though, as he put it, “We never got to do the production engineering, the version ready for prime time.”

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