The Fourth Eye

Monthly archive for December 2015

Oyster

Oyster was the code name for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

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A short history of Cryptography 

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.

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Breaking the Codes 

Basic dates and facts in the history of cryptography

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Cold war intelligence defectors

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

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Intelligence Ethics: Laying a foundation for the second oldest profession

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.

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Brave New World

The world was full of fathers – was therefore full of misery.

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The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work by Phillip Rogaway

This brilliant essay by a cryptographer makes the case for the moral responsibility of science and engineers.

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Bibliography – so far!

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