RSA Cryptographers’ Panel – Privacy vs Mass Surveillance

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman (The 2 people responsible for public key encryption), Moxie Marlinspike (Founder of Open Whisper Systems – the providers of some easy-to-use rock-solid secure communications), and Ronald Rivest and Avi Shamir (two university professors) discuss the current state and the future of cryptography.

They cover Apple vs the FBI. The future of cryptography in the face of quantum computing, and a few other things. They don’t all agree on all things. With a fair bit of NSA bashing along the way. And yes it is fairly techie at times. 47 minutes or so.

(Whitfield Diffie looks like Gandalf – or that’s the comment that Leo Laporte made on the latest episode of Security Now.)

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