Brain Freeze or how the US tries to marry Shia Iran with Sunni Wahhabi Terrorists

Sadly neither Israel nor the US gave up on their war mongering. No, they intensified their narrative by blaming Iran to have attacked Japanese related oil ships while Japan’s Abe was visiting Iran’s Khamenei. You may find some images the US provides, claiming it proves Iran’s involvement – using manually attached mines. Noticeable the ship damage is above sea level.

Fast forwarding just a few days, today the US made Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein proud and Kafka probably couldn’t cry any louder being brain frozen while listening to the latest spin of an excuse to start a war with Iran. The NY times couldn’t wait to write about today’s US House party, spinning a Hook Continue reading “Brain Freeze or how the US tries to marry Shia Iran with Sunni Wahhabi Terrorists”

Will making Noise become a Crime?

Functional cryptography, meaning something that works, is feasible for the masses and suits a purpose. Spoiler: They (not only Germany) want to remove that right from you once again.

I remember, back then I used loop-aes for my whole disk encryption. I like this clean module, because it is fully functional. It fulfills the purpose of creating perfect noise over the whole block storage media. No cryptography header or anything else which could raise a flag. Why else would one apply whole disk-encryption if not to at least attempt full deniability? Conventional wisdom dictates that a system is compromised if hardware access has been achieved. Deniable disk encryption is one last resort in these cases. Sadly the Linux kernel community didn’t include this module in its base tree and one would suspect politics were the issue at hand. Instead, we have some soft disk encryption per default, which IMHO is useless as deniability can’t be achieved. Continue reading “Will making Noise become a Crime?”

Pirates may Save YOUR Freedom (Happy 4th of July)

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not protest;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984 Continue reading “Pirates may Save YOUR Freedom (Happy 4th of July)”

Patents, Copyrights & Life Today

Assume you feel the urge to write a book, software, music – conserving your mood and ideas. You might want to preserve your mind set for yourself only, not to forget your ingenious ideas. But most likely you would love to share and debate it with others, or just hope others might be indulged with your spirit. Now the question occurs how to deploy your work ?

In history this was quite of a harsh undertaking, you may give it away in a pub with a few beers, write a letter in the newspaper, or find an exclusive publisher. Different expensive media were utilized, stone slabs, paper, vinyl records maybe even celluloid film. Producing your ideas onto the media were just the beginning. They had to be advertised & distributed to be spread to the public. The biggest obstacle of this undertaking: Resources. All mentioned stages of deployment were quite expensive, human resources and material. In the end all costs had to be compensated and paid. It turned out that the artists original motivation of sharing the work, were contradicted by the costs of deployment. Potential addressees of the work had an intrinsic obligation to pay for it, due to the high costs of it’s deployment itself, even if the artist did not had any financial profit in mind. Continue reading “Patents, Copyrights & Life Today”