[ubuntu-studio-devel] CyberSec For Creative Humans

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Thu Oct 29 23:22:07 UTC 2015

On Thu, 29 Oct 2015, set wrote:

> On 2015-10-29 23:44, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>> Yes-a secure, untraceable posting requires that the user do absolutely NOTHING else
>> in the entire session.
> Or, you put it on a usb-stick, go to a cybercafé with make-up and funky
> hair and pay cash....
>> Encryption's value is in the hands of someone willing to defy a subpeona regardless of the
>> penalties (to not snitch) and able to remember a strong passphrase and use it right.
> This is very deep. For real. (Besides also being modern love-song
> material!) It's the core of information-transmission in any form: value
> of, and in trust.
> But how does ubuntustudio translate this? How does the awareness of the
> vulnerability of a computer integrate with the creative process?

Having read some of these things... I think there are two distinct actions 
involved here. Artistic creation and distribution. It is reasonable in 
some cases even on a machine that is never conected to the network to want 
to ensure the disk is not readable by anyone but the owner. That is what 
an encrypted disk is for. However, I think the art of distribution in an 
untracable way is probably outside the scope of Ubuntu Studio.

So being able to create a clean (metadata wise) Audio/video/graphic is 
something that should be doable with studio, but having SW that protects 
browsers or allows traceless connection is not. I think there are two 
reasons for this. One is that Ubuntu would not want to be seen as a 
"cracker's" tool kit (or criminal's tool kit). The other, is that I think 
someone who's life depends on their online security would want to build 
that security from the bottom up so that _they_ know what they have and 
can be sure they have done their best and that the security they are 
relying on is not a trap to catch them in the first place.

Len Ovens

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