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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #cryptography

I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.

Whitfield Diffie

#communications #cryptography #did #expect #expected

The world is not sliding, but galloping into a new transnational dystopia. This development has not been properly recognized outside of national security circles. It has been hidden by secrecy, complexity and scale. The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization. These transformations have come about silently, because those who know what is going on work in the global surveillance industry and have no incentives to speak out. Left to its own trajectory, within a few years, global civilization will be a postmodern surveillance dystopia, from which escape for all but the most skilled individuals will be impossible. In fact, we may already be there. While many writers have considered what the internet means for global civilization, they are wrong. They are wrong because they do not have the sense of perspective that direct experience brings. They are wrong because they have never met the enemy.

Julian Assange

#dystopia #fascism #government #internet #privacy

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.

Whitfield Diffie

#application #clever #concern #cryptography #deep

One must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve a math problem.

Jacob Appelbaum

#math #violence #freedom

here’s a toast to Alan Turing born in harsher, darker times who thought outside the container and loved outside the lines and so the code-breaker was broken and we’re sorry yes now the s-word has been spoken the official conscience woken – very carefully scripted but at least it’s not encrypted – and the story does suggest a part 2 to the Turing Test: 1. can machines behave like humans? 2. can we?

Matt Harvey

#cs #gay #glbt #history #poetry

I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people-that if you encrypted your files, you would have the control to make the choice as to whether you would surrender your files.

Whitfield Diffie

#control #cryptography #did #files #i

I chose to deal with the science of cryptography. Cryptography began in mathematics. Codes were developed, even from Caesar's time, based on number theory and mathematical principles. I decided to use those principles and designed a work that is encoded.

James Sanborn

#began #caesar #chose #codes #cryptography

What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.

James Sanborn

#cryptography #elegant #ends #found #i

-How long do you want these messages to remain secret?[...] +I want them to remain secret for as long as men are capable of evil.

Neal Stephenson


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