Ubuntu Forums - FYI

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 17:46:47 UTC 2013

On 07/24/2013 06:02 AM, Sajan Parikh wrote:
> On 07/24/2013 04:42 AM, Patrick Asselman wrote:
>> The problem remains that they are an American company, bound by American
>> law. The infamous Patriot Act can force companies to deliver data to the
>> government unencrypted (this may be accompanied with a "gag order",
>> preventing them to say anything about this).
>> This *may* mean that they have a backdoor in their software (javascript
>> or plugin) so that they can comply with this law. If that is the case,
>> the security is only as good as the security of that back door. (Even if
>> they were not American, you would have to trust that there is no
>> backdoor or flaw in their software.)
> Patrick, I genuinely don't mean to be rude.  However, this is the
> ignorant, tinfoil hat response I was referring to.

How so? HOW do you know exactly what these people are up to? Either you 
really have no clue, or you are posing as a shill for these people. 
Unless you work for them, how can you say that without a doubt that they 
are trustworthy to begin with? You cannot.

It might be better to take the word "ignorant" out of our little online 
disputes. No one has one clue what others in this forum know and do not 
know. For all we know, we could be calling a Nobel Prize winner or a 
Master Double-Naught Spy "ignorant". Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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