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Old Jun 25, 2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Snowden torrent files?!?

Couldn't Snowden take all his files divide them up, encrypt and float them around a bunch of torrent sites? Then when the time comes to release something just post the key somewhere for that torrent.

If you could built and stable and large enough group of seeders before the U.S. Government found out what you were up to, do you think the U.S. government has the ability to poison or somehow take it down?

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Old Jun 25, 2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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Not everybody understands how to download a torrent file, and they cannot be confirmed as valid. Credibility is not preserved with torrents.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 12:53 AM   #3
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Not everybody understands how to download a torrent file, and they cannot be confirmed as valid. Credibility is not preserved with torrents.
I am thinking out loud here.

Beforehand couldn't he release the checksums of each set of files after the decryption has been performed?

The checksum(s) would have to be released by trusted source of course(I don't know who that would be). You still have issues with copycats claiming they have the correct checksums.
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You are 100% correct, you don't think there is enough people that do?
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If this were only something that tech geeks were interested in, checksums would be fine, but Snowden is trying to inform a wider audience, and there are limitations in that.
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If this were only something that tech geeks were interested in, checksums wold be fine, but Snowden is trying to inform a wider audience, and there are limitations in that.
Yes but it is easier and safer to post a set of random numbers and letters then risk the data you gave someone is lost or taken or even tracked back to you.

If he has the only copy of data that is a major single point of failure. The keys could even be broken up and sent out before hand when a man trigger was reached the keys could be reassembled.

EDIT: Have I been watching to many spy movies again?!?!

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