Data security



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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2007-07-28 18:28:57

Seems like these days privacy is going straight down the tubes. Ars has a pretty good article on deep packet inspection. This is happening now, and is just one of many trends that seem to be ominously eroding our freedoms.

Here's an idea for keeping prying governments out of your data: build a distributed RAID system where the computers are spread over a number of countries. If you had a cluster of machines spread across, say, 20 countries, with a software RAID that magically shuffled and duplicated the data around as necessary, then you wouldn't exactly know which country the data was in at any given time. So when the government comes a-snooping, they need co-operate with 20 other countries and get warrants in those countries too before they can legally access your data. If some of those countries happen to be sworn enemies and/or highly bureaucratic ones, then all the better (be careful not to use countries that are under embargo, or you'll have another set of problems). Now, if only I had a few million dollars and shady secrets to hide...

Posted by http://maverichka.myopenid.com at 2007-07-28 23:30:32
not true. shady secrets are not required.
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Posted by stak at 2007-07-28 23:34:45
But it's so much better *with* shady secrets. Or at least the illusion of shady secrets.
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Posted by Dave at 2007-08-10 20:16:18
Kats has so many shady secrets.

What about your secret identity Kats? hmm?
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Posted by stak at 2007-08-10 20:26:57
My secret identity? You're the one who just added a comment with id 666. I wonder what your secret identity is... :)
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