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Bad news: apparently China does have compromised certificates:

http://www.reddit.com/r/darknetplan/comments/156pyf/chinas_r...

I wonder if China will ever have a revolution, and if the "winners" will even want to revert to a "normal" Internet. The problem is most Chinese don't even know what that is.




China has a CA. But so do lots of small Latin American countries. It'd be silly to think that a government the size of China cannot compromise some little country's CA. It'd also be silly to think that they cannot get inside at least one US CA. Comodo has shown that their controls are lacking, and that wasn't even a directly compromised employee.

So, China having a CA installed, while not great, certainly isn't giving them control they can't already get. Plus, why would they want to risk their own CA cert doing malicious things, where it'd be directly traceable to them?


>I wonder if China will ever have a revolution

I think, personally, that the Chinese government will just get more democratic over time. It's worth noting that China is certainly moreso now than it was a few decades ago.


The People's Republic of China is more liberal now than a few decades ago, but not more democratic. The leaders are still not elected by the people.




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