Author Archives: Riley

The Path to Online Voting

I’ve only recently begun working on my paper, but it has proved to be much more interesting than I originally anticipated. Online voting is such a relevant and current issue, as it very well could be widely instituted in the near future, and it has such large implications. It is basically a distillation of the […] Continue reading

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Privacy First

The government should absolutely not have “wide latitude” to use cryptography to surveil citizens. Throughout history, the role of United States government has been to protect the rights of its citizens. It is bound to this duty, especially when it … Continue reading Continue reading

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Collaboration Wins the War

Allied cryptanalysts succeeded over German cryptographers largely because of collaboration. It was not just one country working against the Germans, but the entire Allied powers. The chain of collaboration began with the French: though they didn’t feel the need to … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Nod to the Opposition

Little Brother, while it is an incredible novel, is also a brilliant argument. The construction of the novel reads like a well planned out, immensely entertaining argumentative essay. Cory Doctorow presents readers with a situation in which privacy is being … Continue reading Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

To the amateur cryptographer, or simply the budding enthusiast, the Beale Ciphers represent the ideal, a perfect challenge, and, the clincher, buried treasure. Starting as children, we are read pirate stories: buried treasure, untold riches, fame and fortune for those … Continue reading Continue reading

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Know Your Security

In this day and age, very little is more important in everyday life than keeping safe while on the internet. As described in “the 5 Biggest Online Privacy Threats of 2013,” there are many online threats that many people don’t … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blog Assignment #1: Security and Civilization

In Chapter 1 of┬áThe Code Book Singh discusses the overarching issues that Mary Queen of Scots faced during and leading up to the trial for her execution. What I found most interesting, and enlightening, about the chapter were the circumstances … Continue reading Continue reading

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