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Re: Power in the Age of the Feudal Internet - Bruce Schneier

On 07/21/2016 11:17 PM, Steve Kinney wrote:

On 07/22/2016 12:25 AM, John wrote:

> On July 21, 2016 11:22:36 PM EDT, Rayzer <rayzer@riseup.net>
> wrote:
>> I was probably wrong about my statement he doesn't have the
>> technical capability to examine code like ioerror

> Actually I believe he wrote a book on coding cryptography, example
> code in C. He can code.

> https://www.schneier.com/books/applied_cryptography/

> Hes also written at least a few open source tools, e.g.
> passwordsafe.

And AES finalist Twofish.  (What we now call "AES" is actually
Rijndael, see http://csrc.nist.gov/archive/aes/index2.html )

In the essay above, I did note a thread of pro-Establishment political
correctness running all through the rhetoric.  Does he really buy it,
is he just protecting his tenure in the Corporate Suits hierarchy, or
is he tying a pork chop around the necks of a few inconvenient truths
in hope that policymakers will at least play with them?

Only Bruce Schneier knows the real Bruce Schneier Facts.  If I had to
guess, I would say all three.  One thing we do know:  You won't catch
him consorting with the peasants.



The essay illustrates he understands how political and social power affects technology and science.

That knowledge can cut both ways.

Here's a little bit of humor slander about him...

"I think he's Grey." (snigger)


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