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Theymos of the Bitcoin Talk forum today revealed he recently bitcoin theymos a subpoena to which he satisfied a request for posts made by current and ex-employees of BFL in addition to the content of their private messages. It was a huge hassle to put all of this info together. The subpoena originally demanded all PMs that even mentioned BFL, which is ridiculous, but I managed to get this part eliminated.

I don't think that I'm going to send Bitcoin theymos about deleted bitcoin theymos that were bitcoin theymos. I feel like people should have basically no expectation of privacy for something that they posted bitcoin theymos anyway. I also released all "report to moderator" reports involving or mentioning BFL.

I don't think that bitcoin theymos are very sensitive, so I'm not going to send out PMs about these. This is not the first time that Theymos has complied with a request for bitcoin theymos information on users of his forum. In December ofhe revealed he had turned over deleted posts made in the " A Heroin Store " thread to the United States in relation to the Ross Ulbricht case.

Today's announcement is surely a cause for concern for anyone who was foolish enough to believe private messages sent and received on Bitcoin Talk were actually private. Here is how you have to deal with a subpoena: This is yet another example of how using GPG could completely remove a forum operator's liability for the content on his forum, and his ability to supply its contents on demand to the State.

If each forum user was compelled to use a GPG key management and posting client to access the forum, the system operator would only be running bitcoin theymos database of encrypted entries and PMs that are useless to any state imbecile with a subpoena. Every post encrypted with GPG, means the database holds only ciphertext. The client that accesses bitcoin theymos forum manages all the keys, so you can read and bitcoin theymos as far as the user can see, the entire forum is plaintext, but in fact, it isn't at all, until it its decrypted in the client.

In transit and in the database tables its completely inaccessible to everyone. Breaking into the PMs on the system would mean capturing the physical machines of one of bitcoin theymos two participants in any chat, and if the keys were per session, getting the machine would be useless for that, since the keys are destroyed at the end of the session.

At the very least it makes fishing expeditions infeasible. Failing a fully encrypted forum system, anyone running a Bitcoin related forum inside US jurisdiction is completely insane. Anything that is posted there can cause your operation to be subjected to a subpoena, causing you at the least to spend hours retrieving hundreds of posts, and of course, violating the users of your system.

Saying, "its all public anyway" is no consolation; bitcoin theymos system operator has cherry picked whose messages get the special care and attention of the state. And if, "its all public anyway" why would they need to ask the system operator to do their unpaid work for them?

The very least that bitcoin theymos runners should do, failing the creation of a whole new layer on top of the forum software like Discourse http: If Apple and Google are choosing to lock out the State and de facto refusing to comply by rolling out military grade encryption of everything by default, no one on any Bitcoin related forum should expect anything less than absolute privacy. The US is completely toxic, not only to Bitcoin itself and companies that work with it, but its toxic even people who talk about it.

In the past, bitcoin theymos there bitcoin theymos scant few solutions barring silence, you could be forgiven for just putting up with this totalitarianism, bitcoin theymos now with GPG and Bitcoin theymos there is no excuse bitcoin theymos all for tolerating it. Move jurisdiction, use GPG and remove yourself from the stink. If Apple and Google are choosing to lock out the State and de facto refusing to comply by rolling out military grade encryption of everything by default.

They're indistinguishable bitcoin theymos one another and any pretense to the contrary is very, very suspicious. It's a bunch of security theatre and "teaching the controversy. The important word there is "if", its a hypothetical, nothing more. I bitcoin theymos think its ever a bad idea to think about how to lock out the Bitcoin theymos and other attackers.

The really interesting question here is whether or not it is possible to create a handset, or any platform, that can completely exclude bitcoin theymos attacker.

Thats the first step to actually doing it. Whatever its merits, Silent Circle is trying to do this. I am bitcoin theymos suspicious of anyone, especially a journalist, who imputes omnipotence on the State and the false idea that they can get into everything, no matter what it is.

That sort of talk quite apart from the difficulty of using PGP undoubtedly made some say, "what's the point if they can read your email anyway? What is the purpose of spreading doubt doubt, not the truth about the security of any product? It causes people to stop speaking openly on them or adopting them, which ultimately serves the purposes of the State, who even if they could get into every communication, which we now know they cannot, do not have and never have had enough staff to get everyone or put a human ear or eye on everything.

The effect of saying that the state is omnipotent, "so don't even bother" is to stop people adopting good practices en masse. The question anyone who can think asks, is what does anyone have to gain, personally, from stopping mass adoption of strong cryptography? Or the idea bitcoin theymos it? In any case, the question is moot. The direction of travel is towards "encrypt everything", the State will never ever have enough men to violate the bitcoin theymos majority, and non state actors don't have the means to break into platforms that have poorly implemented encryption, never mind well implemented ones.

Using my cypher would count as 'encrypt everything', too. So people like you will think you're being protected bitcoin theymos the state and your electronic communications are safe in the hands of the Google and Apple guys.

As for the Silent Circle you mention, much lols are being had: Your cipher was broken o mighty Emperor, master of the known world; for your citizens, it's back to "year 0".

Oops, Romans didn't have a zero. Mebbe give the peasants simple math before unleashing your private perfect cipher Imperator Rex Omniderp?! Your email address will not be published. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: If Apple and Google are choosing to lock out the State and de facto refusing to comply by rolling out military grade encryption of everything by default Huh?? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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The alert system has been completely retired. When an alert was in effect, the message it contains would appear in the status bar of all clients and in the "errors" field of RPC getinfo. Any script registered with the -alertnotify command-line option will be notified. Alerts are broadcast using the same TCP relay system as block and tx messages. They are not encoded in a special transaction. Unlike block and tx relaying, alerts are sent at the start of every new connection for as long as the alert is in effect.

This ensures that everyone receives the alert. Some known private key holders are Satoshi Nakamoto , Gavin Andresen and theymos. There are other people able to issue alerts in the event of the incapacitation of the aforementioned. Current Bitcoin versions no longer go into safe mode in response to alerts, though Bitcoin will still go into safe mode when it detects on its own that something is seriously wrong with the network.

Even though Bitcoin no longer automatically disables RPC when an alert is live, it is wise for Bitcoin sites to shut down when an alert has been issued. To detect an active alert, poll the "errors" field of getinfo. To test safe mode, run Bitcoin with the -testsafemode switch.

To override a real safe mode event, run Bitcoin with the -disablesafemode switch. The alert system was hastily implemented by Satoshi Nakamoto after the value overflow incident on August 15, Satoshi never actually used this system; it remained dormant until the February 20, protocol change , for which an alert was issued on February The alert key was scheduled to be released to the public in May , but this has since been postponed. An alert appearing on bitcoin clients.

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