Privacy, Terrorists, and Social Responsibility

 

Point -- Our customers want assured privacy.

The Declaration of Independence was a call to revolution against "tyranny" and "despotism". Every person has inherent worth and is endowed with inalienable rights, rights that are not subject to suppression or recall by any government. "Don't tread on me." "Live free or die." "Don't mess with Texas." Respect for our personal worth, our essential human dignity, and privacy of our communications are expectations born of American history.

 

Extreme Encryption™ is a patent-pending privacy technology that produces patternless ("high entropy") encrypted files and messages. Each of our encrypted communications challenges the hacker with more that ten to the power 600 alternative algorithms to try in a brute force attack. The customer is provided single use algorithms that are unique to the purchaser's team. Every algorithm is strongly protected. Extreme Encryption™ is shipped on flash drives and ideally is used on computers that are never attached to the Internet.

 

Marpex Inc. takes one further step for the customer's privacy assurance. Once the customer has acknowledged receipt, we destroy our copy of the unique algorithms that were purchased.

Counterpoint -- Assured privacy for terrorists would be dangerous.

Tracking of potential terrorists becomes much more expensive when our enemies can hide their communications. So surveillance of suspect communications is a strongly felt need on the part of every government department and officer responsible for public safety and security.

 

Surveillance? That subject, even that word, makes many Americans feel uneasy.

 

How can we reconcile the two needs -- privacy for good guys (us), jail time for bad guys (terrorists)?

Suggested solution -- Escrow

Suppose an arrangement were put in place so that the algorithms and keys for each customer were stored where nobody can get them, ever, except if there are grounds to believe that the customer's team was engaged in terror-related activities. Let's set the barrier high. No-one -- not the FBI, not the Justice Department, not Marpex Inc. as creator -- no-one can get at the heart of the privacy protection, unless police or national security officials are able to persuade a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court to grant a warrant.

 

We look to national security officials to work with us to implement a credible escrow arrangement in order to meet the dual objectives of assured privacy for all except those who plan violence against our nation. We welcome contact from qualified officials. Email John Scott, Esq. at colonelscott@airameva.com or telephone him at 740 275-4505.

 

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