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[liberationtech] The Future of Security Journalism

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 18:39:57 PST 2015


On 1/30/15, hellekin <hellekin at gnu.org> wrote:
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> On 01/30/2015 08:03 AM, coderman wrote:
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>> your threat model is:
>>  securing yourself and your sources against
>>   nation state dragnet and targeted attacks,
>>    including tailored access and special collection.
>>
> *** Unfortunately the problem goes further than that.
>
> To me it seems that the threat model is a bit harder than just securing
> yourself and your sources against surveillance: corporate-states beyond
> nation-states are--have been--removing self-determination of people and
> deem it terrorism, and the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities of
> individuals and communities around the world.  This situation is far
> worse than anything we've seen before for its global scale and the
> inevitability of running into its consequences.
>
> In the light of this analysis, "security" is a bit understated and
> vague, don't you think?


if anonymity and privacy are aspects of security,
 and corporations as much a threat as nation states, in some scenarios,
  then perhaps it is not so understated or vague,
   just different shades of incredibly hard to attain "security"...



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