I hope Doctorow is right here – that we’re entering a period where we can talk seriously about how to protect privacy, rather than taking it for granted. I’m not sure average people really feel this in the way Doctorow believes they do. Here’s hoping they do.
A team of computer scientists at UCLA, IBM Research, and UT-Austin have designed a system to encrypt software that allows a person to use a program as intended while preventing the deciphering of the code behind it
Color me skeptical that anything is completely crack proof. I also have mixed feelings about enabling further holds on the software that consumers run. I do, however, understand the need for further secrecy and privacy for individuals, given the always-connected world we live in today.