Oyster was the code name for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
Month: December 2015
The main point made in this video is that encryption – the cryptographers that make code, and the cryptanalysts that break code – not only ended wars, saved lives but also launched the computer age. Crypto is an evolved scientific art, today including mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering.
Basic dates and facts in the history of cryptography
A defector is an individual who is either and intelligence officer or has worked as a cooptee for an intelligence agency, or a valuable asset, valuable enough to merit political asylum
Ethics is the study of moral logic and paradigms, but it not just lists of rules or laws. If ethics where that simple, attorneys would have a different reputations.
The world was full of fathers – was therefore full of misery.
This brilliant essay by a cryptographer makes the case for the moral responsibility of science and engineers.
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