finem respice

Not Enough Secrets

Submitted by ep on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 23:48
for those who think harry is a hero

Secrets have their place, no doubt. So do anonymous sources. Both need mechanisms to promote and preserve them. Fortunately, technology has many answers in this respect. One of which, cryptography, is an ages old equalizer, threatening primarily to a state that is threatened by citizen secrets. I cannot think of a more apt time for its use. So, by request, please find attached below, finem respice's public PGP key, permitting readers to submit secrets secretly to finem twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

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[Art Credit: Carol Reed "The Third Man," Film (1949), From The Author's Private Collection. A better use of light, shadow, noir and fedora in film you will not find. Neither a better setting for noir of any kind will you discover outside Vienna. Postwar Vienna is the ideal place for sly and spy goings on, even decades after the end of the Cold War. Home to OPEC, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and nearly 20,000 diplomats, Vienna is just as much a bridge between East and West as it once was, but now with the addition of Middle and Near East interests as well. Add to this the fact that it is second only to London in harboring governments in exile, and you might as well be there in 1952. Interestingly, the Viennese police handle crimes with intelligence connections with kid gloves. Art predicts life? Unsurprising when you are dealing with Carol Reed's "The Third Man," filmed in Europe and a lifeline to the then Hollywood blacklisted Orson Welles. Now if only they'd had cryptography.]

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