Suppose the NSA (or any other organization of the same kind) wanted your secret cookie recepies stored in your stenographic FS. You think they'll be content with you saying that there isn't anything more in there? You can be pretty sure the NSA prefers breaking fingers to breaking codes. Even if you give them some of the levels i'm sure they're good enough to spot the lie and keep the thumbscrews out in plain view until they're sure nothing else is there. (there's something about "There's nothing else in there, i swear" that just sounds inprobable).
Acctually, How many of us have stuff the NSA would be interested in? :)
I've discovered that i don't really care about privacy issues - if doubleclick can find out what i'm interested in, and keep putting swiss chocklate banners on every page i visit, why not?
BTW - i've written an essay about the evolution of cryptography and it's use in war times, a gentle introduction into the depths of cryptography, and what uses it has in the real world. The field of cryptogaphy wasn't born with 128 bit IDEA and RSA. Would anyone like to see it here? It's not really computer related, but it's tech and it's from the trenches :)
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