silent circle (was: Re: [coldwarcomms] Digest Number 4254
- On Oct 24, 2012, at 5:44 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>these are stand up guys. in some ways, this is what has some people upset.
> Janke assembled what he calls an „all-star team‰: Phil Zimmerman, a recent
> inductee to the Internet‚s Hall of
> who in 1991 invented PGP encryption, still considered the standard for
> email security<http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/Pretty-Good-Privacy>.
> Jon Callas, the man behind Apple‚s whole-disk encryption (which is used to
> secure hard drives in Macs across the world), became Silent Circle‚s chief
> technology officer. Other employees were top engineers and
> ex-special-forces communications experts based in England, Latvia, and
> Germany. Together, they designed their own software, created a new
> encryption protocol called SCimp, registered their company offshore and
> outside U.S. jurisdiction, then built up their own network in Canada. (They
> eventually plan to expand to Switzerland and Hong Kong.)
these are all guys with huge reputations at stake, I know one or more of them
personally, in one case since college days, absolutely fantastic reputations
all of them - which means they might actually have the credibility to pull this
the number of people/organizations in the world who do NOT want you to have
secure comms is large.....
In fairness, Silent Circle does NOT solve all problems, traffic analysis is still
possible, especially if someone is under close observation, and the entire Silent
Circle system can be placed under this level of observation given the power of
the people/organizations who may want to do make such a large scale effort.....
it will be very interesting to watch this and see where it goes!