Sure, it's going to be difficult to enforce, but it should also be quite cheap.
Could this get any "better"? Sure! We can even MITM all the OUTGOING https traffic if we want! #GitHubDDoS
* Recently un-trusted by Apple and Mozilla. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204938
What does the GitHub DDOS have to do with MITM attacks on https?
To clear it up, I said that GFW "can" do (but has not yet done) these. But it tried to MITM some https traffic earlier with a non-trusted certificate as an experiment.
Imagine if China sent saboteurs in-country to physically destroy infrastructure being used by American businesses. That would Not Be Taken Lightly.
> how that sort of behaviour doesn't constitute an act of war
I really don't understand relationships between States.
Of course, I'd be interested to see how those assets were set up in the first place - my bet would be during a non-rights-respecting period of colonialism.
How far back do you go? (Serious question).
As for nationalisation is certainly a violation of rights do you hold that all eminent domain is a violation of rights? IE if the government wants to build a road and uses compulsory purchase orders it's a violation of rights?
The root certificate thing is 'merely' a violation of the rights of their own subjects.
I guess it's just a matter of dropping every connection that you can't MITM, no?
Only way to avoid is to use some kind of foreign satellite internet or maybe private / non government / non telco dark fibre.
Or you can use non-standard ports, and change them continuously.
This realistically shouldn't be too hard to do with obfsproxy's already-built framework.
s/cat pictures/whatever you want/
For email, you'd encrypt data to have it look like regular prose. So you'd only get a few bits per English word, but that would be sufficient for short messages. Could also make use of extra spaces in between words.
The real trick with that would be to take an existing document, and alter it to encode a message. So you'd be doing things like using synonym choice to get your bits.