Scripting News: A light-hearted use-case for encryption.

Mary Jones, programmer, is dating Joe Smith, a sysadmin at the NSA.

On the side, Mary is secretly seeing entrepreneur Paul Morris, and is keeping a diary of her feelings in “Fargo”. Of course she doesn’t want Joe to see the diary, but she’s heard that he can access any documents stored on the Internet. So she turns on encryption for her diary, and therefore is reasonably certain that Joe’s prying eyes will not be able to read her innermost thoughts.

Confident in her privacy, she dumps both of them, and moves to Venezuela. 😉

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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