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[liberationtech] Secure Cloud Computing: Virtualizing the FreedomBox

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Tue Apr 22 05:05:12 PDT 2014


On 22 April 2014 07:47, Caspar Bowden (lists) <lists at casparbowden.net> wrote:
> TAHOE is also cool, but doesn't claim to provide confidentiality. A TAHOE
> service provider would have no choice but to round-up/backdoor the necessary
> keys under existing US (FISA/PATRIOT) or UK (RIPA Pt.3) legislation [or
> Indian IT Acts etc. etc.]

I'm pretty sure that TAHOE does provide confidentiality - the keys
don't leave your device (more correctly, the gateway running on your
device) unless you distribute them.  Which you can, you can send the
decryption key granting read-capability to anyone, but you don't have
to.

-tom



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