Re: [perpass] perens-perpass-appropriate-response-01

Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Wed, 04 December 2013 17:12 UTC

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Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:12:07 -0500
From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com>
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Subject: Re: [perpass] perens-perpass-appropriate-response-01
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On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 09:09:44AM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
>     The potential is that you could be giving aid and comfort to "the
>     enemy" by constructing a technical hinderance to intelligence
>     gathering by your own national intelligence agency or by your
>     country's intelligence partners. It looks from here that this falls
>     under the later paragraphs of France's penal code definition of
>     treason.

We put door locks on homes.  This makes it harder for "black bag"
teams to put keyboard bugs on terrorists's homes.  (Or at least people
suspected of being terrorists.)

Does this mean that creating building codes which require that doors
have locks, or people who install locks on doors, are giving "aid and
comfort" to the enemy?

					- Ted