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Fephisto Posted: Sun, Nov 18 2012 3:09 PM

So, Mises used to have a Vienna Circle, right?  I know what you're thinking, "Man, I wish _I_ could go to a Vienna/Mises Circle."

Well now you can!  For the low, low price of free! (inb4 TANSTAAFL)

But, some of you might be paranoid.  You've heard of the State of Missouri's Information Analysis Center wanting to keep a close eye on you if you have a Ron Paul bumper sticker.  TEMPEST attacks, NSA wiretappings, FBI Carnivore program, etc., etc., etc. notwithstanding.  Not quite as paranoid as Freedom{string of numbers} was (you're not ready to buy a water purifier and live out in the woods yet), but paranoid enough that you don't want to be quite so anti-statist and have a record of what you're saying on a public forum.

Well, don't worry, we've handled that too!

Here's the plan:

Get yourself the adorable cryptocat chat client (if you're really paranoid, get tor while you're at it! (and for the extremely paranoid, get anonymouth too!)).

Every Friday, a chat room title will be declared in this thread, from 5 p.m. CST until whenevertheEuropeanswakeup or wheneverRothbardfinallygoestobed log on to the chat room title with whatever username you want via crypotcat.

Fun times will be had by all.  Maybe someone will invent and bring some cryptobooze (I'm not making any promises!).

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Groucho replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 3:22 PM

Oh goody! A fellow Austrian who's into cryptography! I just have to give a shoutout to some great FREE open-source software

GNU Privacy Guard (Create and manage public/private encryption keys)

Enigmail (Open PGP add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird)

EDIT: well sonofagun, Cryptocat is an add-on for Thunderbird Firefox too!

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Malachi replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 8:07 PM
Khan Academy has a good series on crypto under applied math.
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Anenome replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 9:12 PM

Crypto's great for keeping privacy and all, but personally I find it safer to simply assume that anything I write or say anywhere is or can be made public at any time :P

Even if you're crypto'd to a chat session, you have no idea who you're talking to. And since libertarians follow the NAP, we shouldn't even really be active gov targets, waste of time for them on the whole.

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Groucho replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 9:58 PM

For me it's about general privacy principles - the goal is to frustrate their efforts at snooping via traffic analysis (ie, Carnivore).

I might be sending a Thanksgiving recipe, but "They" don't need to know that.

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Anenome replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 10:26 PM

Groucho:

For me it's about general privacy principles - the goal is to frustrate their efforts at snooping via traffic analysis (ie, Carnivore).

I might be sending a Thanksgiving recipe, but "They" don't need to know that.

No, I agree. I think we should all use crypto to stymie their BS warrantless snooping tactic, and we should use crypto to do perfectly legal things all the time.  Crypto-nation baby, yeah.

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I might be sending a Thanksgiving recipe, but "They" don't need to know that.

Be sure the recipe is called a Chocolate Bomb or something that would attract attention, and be sure to mention it in clear text :)

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Malachi replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 2:34 PM
http://prx.aps.org/abstract/PRX/v2/i4/e041010
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Groucho replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 3:27 PM

Andris Birkmanis:

I might be sending a Thanksgiving recipe, but "They" don't need to know that.

Be sure the recipe is called a Chocolate Bomb or something that would attract attention, and be sure to mention it in clear text :)

My Allahu Akbar Twin Towers Tiramisu recipe should pique their interest.

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Groucho replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 3:42 PM

 @Malachi

Wouldn't it be easier to just use the Diffie–Hellman key exchange? Or am I missing what that paper is about?

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It would be easier, but DH key exchange is open to man-in-the-middle attack.

 

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Fephisto replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 7:42 PM

So, I said Fridays, didn't I?

 

Come onto cryptochat.

 

room name:

 

viennaviennacheese

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