Articles in the Press category

LAFS Featured on EFF Tech Blog

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's tech blog has some lovely things to say about LAFS at S4. Snippet:

Tahoe's protections against third-party snooping and deletion have the kind of strong mathematical guarantees that reassure security experts that Tahoe-LAFS is well-defended against certain kinds of attack. That also means its privacy and resilience are not dependent on the good behaviour or policies of its operators

Read the full blog post for more details.

Least Authority Joins Open Invention Network

Least Authority Enterprises has joined the ranks of the licensees of the Open Invention Network! Open Invention Network maintains a royalty-free patent pool that anyone who agrees to never assert patent claims against the Linux kernel can use. This both gives Linux a retaliatory weapon against future patent trolls and forestalls intellectual property related fear and uncertainty among potential corporate users of Linux.

S4 on

Yesterday featured S4 and LAFS in an article on secure, distributed cloud storage. We had a bit of a quibble with the article's first line, though:

Looking for a solution to give you an edge in the ongoing struggle between you and the authorities over the privacy of your data?

It's important to us to note that S4 and LAFS are not only meant to thwart mass government surveillance. We seek to protect against access by the unauthorized, not merely "the authorities". That means individual crackers, criminal organizations, corporate rivals, or non-PRISM-affiliated foreign governments just as much as the NSA! Least Authority is pro-security across the board.

There is no way that one could build an effective anti-government security system without excluding those other threats as well. Similarly, if law enforcement is authorized to see the data, then hackers also can see the data.

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