CRIP.TO’s founder and staff are dedicated to the libertarian value of free speech. After all, modern democratic governments are predicated upon each individual’s and organization’s right to express their opinions, views, thoughts, wishes, political perspectives, and religious beliefs without fear of backlash by either the government or other individuals and organizations. When people are afraid to express themselves, they are not living in a truly free society.
In the 21st century, our daily lives are saturated with technology. Smartphones, the internet of things (IoT) mashing together individual products and appliances for greater control, voice activated assistants, connections to the cloud for calendars, schedules, data, streaming content to televisions, tablets, and other devices, GPS for routing trips, connected cars, security systems…the list is endless and growing.
Obfuscation of the contents of sensitive communications has been around for centuries. Even Caesar with his cipher, understood the risk of sending information “in the clear.” Military and political plans could fall into enemy and opponent’s hands leading to defeats on the battlefield and in the forum.
One of the most famous examples of encryption and decryption
On September 19th, 2017 WikiLeaks (https://wikileaks.org) published a set of documents which are titled “Spy Files Russia” (https://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/russia/). This release includes 209 documents (34 base documents in different versions) dated between 2007 and 2015.