Tuesday, March 15, 2016

John Oliver: encryption

Convincing, isn't it? You know what surprises me the most? That I agree with Lindsey Graham about something!

Hmm,... maybe it's two things. After all, he did compare Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to the choice between "being shot or poisoned." (Admittedly, he didn't acknowledge his own role in bringing those choices into being.)


Chimeradave said...

Yeah if the government gets a backdoor to my I-phone I'm getting another phone or using encryption apps. And I'm not doing anything illegal it's just not anyone else's business. Plus the key could be stolen.

WCG said...

Well, I don't have a dog in that fight, John. If the government wants to tap my wall-phone, they're welcome to do so, as long as they also answer the phone for me, so I don't have to deal with the telemarketers. :)

Chimeradave said...

Wow, you dont have a cell phone Bill? How do you get online when you dont want to get off the couch? I'm sort of joking, but I am writing this with my cell because I didnt want to get off the couch.

WCG said...

Heh, heh. Yeah, funny, isn't it? But I've never liked to talk on the phone, and I've always had internet access at home and at work (when I was working).

Honestly, the last thing I want is to be connected to the rest of humanity all the time. :)

When I was working, we all argued very hard to avoid carrying a cell phone (or a pager, before cell phones were common).

Anyway, as of last week, I know one other person who also doesn't have a cell phone - one. I was surprised at that, because before that, I thought I was the only person in Nebraska without one. Heh, heh.

Of course, I kind of like being 'special.' LOL

Chimeradave said...

A guy that volunteers at my library (he's in his 60s) didn't have a cell, but he just got one so he could text with one of his friends. It's not a smart phone though.