Sadly they produce hard- and software which is used by China for deep package inspection which is one part of their great firewall.
I morally can't bring myself to apply for a job there. Therefor I had to fird a job in Gothenburg to where I have to commute for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening every day.
Breaking an NDA is not itself a crime but the act of breaking the NDA might violate criminal laws, and the existence of the NDA might even be used to establish certain elements of those criminal offences.
>The UAE allegedly uses a preset category called "alternative lifestyles" to block websites of LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations, news, and educational resources, including Human Rights Campaign and The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. The category is described by Netsweeper as a filter for content relating to "the full range of non-traditional sexual practices, interests and orientations."
The preset in question is detailed on Netsweeper's site (ctrl+F for "alternative lifestyles"): https://helpdesk.netsweeper.com/docs/6.0/Policy_Management/0...
This includes sites that reference topics on habits or
behaviors related to social relations, dress,
expressions, or recreation that are important enough
to significantly influence the lives of a sector of
the population. It can include the full range of non
traditional sexual practices, interests and
orientations. Some sites may contain graphic images
or sexual material with no pornographic intent.
The things that make rockets effective, a nuclear warhead, and later precision guidance systems, he did not attempt to develop. Those were developed by the US and the Soviets.
In the meantime, von Braun's technology got us to the moon, communications satellites, the space station, SpaceX, etc.
There are many ways to look at von Braun's work. I suppose it hinges on what his intentions were - but we don't have any way to find that out. I don't think we know if he knew he was developing an ineffective weapon or not, though it seems obvious in hindsight.
Perhaps Hitler too, was against Nazism (after all he was no blonde). Perhaps as a geopolitical visionary he foresaw the future rise of China and allied with Japan to slow their future rise, perhaps he foresaw a twenty-year war, if he did not first slowly chase away jews like Einstein during the interbellum such that the latter would eventually be able to write an important letter to president Roosevelt. Perhaps he fully understood the "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to be a fabrication, and intended for the jews to have their own state, which would only happen if they were internationally regarded as some predominant victim of huge proportions. Perhaps he evaluated all paths to defuse the clusterfuck, but decided that a shorter premature 5-year war, and the irreversible tarnishing of his name and image was the smallest cost to pay. Perhaps he was so selfless.
Except I dont buy any of this crap.
Did Von Braun really intend to shorten the war with his rocket programme?
If my aunt had balls, she would have been my uncle.
Did you know that in 1944 von Braun was arrested by the Gestapo for sabotage for saying that his intention was never to create a war weapon, but to obtain money for experiments and confirmation of their theories? The Gestapo was going to shoot him, until Dornberger rescued him.
"V-2" by Dornberger, pg 216
I a willing to believe of course that Braun's goal was scientific progress, irrespective of the role it played in the war: does/can it actually help the Nazis? or is he sabotaging the war effort? He doesn't care, he just wants scientific progress irregardless of the war, which liberates funds...
What would you do in such a situation? We all sit safely in front of our keyboards certain in our moral rectitude, but how many of us have been tested?
Edit: And since you love hyperbole so much: Good engineers will want to work on this problem (both sides technically), just as Feynman worked on the atom bomb.
Pretty close in my mind.
An interesting article on what Canada offers tech companies: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technolo...
> Good engineers will want to work on this problem
So? A lot of "good engineers" are horrible people from an ethical perspective. Just like any other category of humanity.
I don’t see that in the extreme case, denying a person of any human interaction for their lifetime is any better than killing them for example.
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc5246/ to be updated later this year with:
and the future development of:
On the other hand, we have ETSI's TS 103 523-2 "(Middlebox protocol") based on TLS 1.2 and still far from finished
The idea in the Middlebox protocol is that you agree (or more likely "agree") to have one or more middleboxes intercept everything on your encrypted connections. They can read it, modify it, censor pieces, and the protocol's authors have persuaded themselves that since this has your "consent" it's all fine and this is even an improvement in some sense. Of course their stated use cases say things like "Compliance with securities laws at Financial institution" or "Malware protection on home network" not "Bigotry against gay people by theocrats" or "Censorship of political opinions in a police state". Funny how that goes.
Every member of the consortium would then pledge to never hire anyone who has ever worked for a blacklisted company. That way, there would be an extra disincentive for people to take part in unethical business practices since that could harm their employment prospects irreparably.
Seems like that could stop stuff like this stone dead, and make it very hard for tyrannical regimes to get any good technology at all.
So then you've got a bunch of authoritarian regimes that are censoring the Internet, and the stability (perceived or otherwise) they've got is dependent on countries who don't care about human rights.
Giving easy soft power to the Russians and Chinese isn't ideal.
If The West continues to do the stuff that the bad guys do and use the reason "well, if we didn't do it they would" then what's the difference between The West and the bad guys?
That rationale you've proposed as akin to admitting that the Russians and Chinese are right.
As someone already said, it's a slippery slope to evil.
Restricting internet filtering technology, just like military hardware and encryption technology, simply imposes higher costs on regimes which might not be able to afford them. It's not perfect, but a viable option if promoting freedom of expression is a policy the West wants to pursue.
The fact that you seem aware of/to be hinting at the pre-1996 Encryption Export Restrictions makes this even more confusing, since the fallout from that is well-described and broadly negative. (e.g. netscape having to ship a purposefully weaker RSA implementation, which given the difficulty of obtaining the US implementation, ended up with even _domestic_ users being compromised).
No, not only do I think it's "not perfect" I think it's overtly worse than doing nothing, given the increased legislative burdeon/pitfalls, reduced trust in US and bad optics as far as being consistent in what we stand for. Many of the nations we might most worry about have already shown that complexity is no barrier towards implementation, or else we wouldn't be having such a "fun time" with nuclear nonproliferation, something far more locked down _and_ far more difficult to implement compared to internet filtering.
I'm not going to say there shouldn't be a line, I'm generally not a fan of how much in the manner of military arms we spread around the globe, but my principle is always to err on the side of less restrictions rather than more, especially when it doesn't seem to accomplish the stated goal and in many cases will amount to cutting off your nose to spite your face, and _especially_ when it sets a precedent/lowers the bar for govt intervention.
It would not be a good move for the Canadian government.
Nobody in East Germany thought that wall was for their protection, that the snipers, the barbed wire, the car searches, were to keep out subversives, they knew exactly who was a prisoner. If people in Turkey know "Yeah, the Internet is censored here, some sites you just can't visit", it likewise doesn't take a genius to figure out what's up with that.
I guess watching 8-Bit Guy on YouTube makes me subversive.
That kind of software shouldn't be used as a tool of censorship.
there are better and right-er way to make a living