do you have any more informations about this ?
So from what i did understand it is about implementing a hash
calculator into programs that are used for communication. e.g.
Threema, signal, Whatsapp etc. they also mentioned open source
software. So i guess for me that’s ok if it is open source and only
sends a hash to a database. Also i think it is not a really good idea
if you have heard about the birthday problem (hash collision). Not to
mention the machine learning things which would definitly be an
privacy issue. e.g. false positives.
But where did you read about an OS level backdoor ?
The leaked PDF is gone by now. EDRi made a mistake or they had to take
it down. I asked them…I haven’t got an answer yet.
But basically they propose (as before) to monitor the communication at
the source. Meaning on your device. If they get that through then the
five eyes will be definetely behind it.
Technically there would have to force manufactures to implement a piece
of software which intercepts any message a user wants to send. Before
the message gets send to recepient it gets send to a server and/or
agent from the authority for evaluation. If that is deemed as okay then
and only then the message gets send to the recepient. They were nice
graphics in the document.
Basically that would mean that OSes like Linux would be outlawed or
they have to be updated so that they work on top of OSes like the ones
we have on smartphones, where there is a protected layer where the user
has no access to.
This is also a good example for downloading all articles. This one I
did not…there you have it…now it’s gone…