I know that governments spy on companies. I know that many
governments give the data they've stolen to national companies for
bsuiness advantage. I don't see how Padgett can tell his employer to
accept this without a full out fight.
But to answer the question about rants v. F-118 plans, many
Western governments seem better at harrassing the ranters than the
spies. See CISPES, whom the FBI wasted thousands of man years on while
Aldrich Ames sold secrets to the Soviets.
A. Padgett Peterson P.E. Information Security wrote:
| Marcus rote:
| > Many nations are now following the lead of the US, Russian,
| >and French governments, and are seeking to arrogate titular control
| >over encryption. I say "titular" because real, actual, control is
| >impossible and everyone with a clue knows it. All that will happen
| >is that export control regulations will be announced as the failure
| >they are, and governments will then argue that they need direct,
| >*domestic* control.
| That is one viewpoint and while it is possible for a citizen to thumb their
| nose at France or Belgium or ..., it is not posible for a large, multi-
| national corporation because they must do business there - and do you think
| it is barely-literate rants the govs want to intercept or the plans for
| the F-118 that they want to intercept ?
| This is why I am willing to accept a certain amount of key escrow (with
| restrictions I have stated many times) in exchange for the foreign
| agreements to use strong crypto *there*.
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."