[cryptome] Re: Putin: Living In The Clouds

  • From: Neal Lamb <nl1816a@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 06:54:24 -0700

My 1st mechanical typewriter had a paper tape and TSO (time share) hooked up to 
a very slow phone line
to a McDonald Douglas mainframe in my Advanced Geometry class my 
junior(spring68) year high school.
We had to write(program) a simple basic algorithm that would perform a design 
on a 11 by 8.5 inch fan fold
sheet of paper. 

On Monday, July 7, 2014 8:36 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Todd,
That mechanical typewriters are more secure than electric or digital 

On 07/07/14 13:33, Todd Judge wrote:
> And don't forget, Russia does know about insuring internal communications 
> security while taking on these ventures.  The Russian govt still buys more 
> typewriters than the rest of the world combined. Or something like that.
> Wait. What was my point?
> Todd
>> On Jul 7, 2014, at 8:22 PM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> I see that Mr. Putin and his government have decided that the Clouds over 
>> the USA are no longer an option, and that he will be "nationalising" the 
>> storage data of his citizenry.  Bad news for those companies who sell their 
>> "secure" options in the clouds in the USA, they will have to get their act 
>> together sufficiently to convince other countries that there is not only no 
>> "unauthorised" access, but access which is guaranteed to be secure to the 
>> nation or corporations' satisfaction.  Maybe though, that is an impossible 
>> task...and instead they will get more subsidies from the government so that 
>> they can keep going and keep up appearances.
>>   Who wants to buy fake, or counterfeit goods these days, especially when 
>>they are no good and don't work.   It is not only American citizens who are 
>>suffering the consequences.  How can people and companies or corporations, 
>>who are not American citizens, and therefore have no rights of security of 
>>their information,take part in negotiating contracts at arms length in a 
>>global economy, which the US and western states are encouraging so much, when 
>>the security services are helping themselves to the same confidential 
>>information and refusing to allow proper inspection and oversight to make 
>>sure that they aren't selling off such information to the highest American 
>>bidder, or surreptitiously, privately to other bidders? Bad news for the 
>>"samisdat" Russians too.
>>    Presumably this move will have the added advantage of making it more 
>>difficult for the prying eyes to get access, and at the same time, allow 
>>Putin and his agencies to use the benefits of Edward Snowdens revelations, 
>>tiny though they are, to improve the collection, collation, sifting and 
>>sorting, profiling and targeting of the data of his own home citizens, for 
>>purposes diverse and devious.  It has taken them a while to catch up with the 
>>wiles and ways of the old KGB and their relations with western security 
>>services.  Perhaps they have been far too trusting, or complacent, or busy 
>>with other priorities...not any more.
>> I understand that a number of other nation states are contemplating going 
>> down the same route.  Perhaps we will see attempts at the expansion of "5 
>> Eyes" and associated nation states who share less information with the USA 
>> and its colleagues, as a way of overcoming the attempt to collect everything 
>> that moves electronically.  One never knows about such things, enemies can 
>> become friends, or friendly aliens, so quickly in the world these days, that 
>> one can hardly keep up with it.
>> One never knows, one might even see the Chinese legitimately getting in on 
>> the act and gaining the trust and friendship into the worlds "secret" 
>> security exchanges...;-)
>> ATB
>> Douglas

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