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Do you trust the root of trust if it's in China? Securing DNS would address some of the issues, but not the ultimate question - whose Internet is it anyway?

Mozilla Debates Whether to Trust Chinese CA | Freedom to Tinker

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17th Feb, 2010 21:57 (UTC)
In general I would expect Mozilla to trust a CA until the CA did something which gave a reason to distrust them. However if I was a chinese dissident I would probably opt to remove any chinese CA. The risk level is simply different for the different players.
17th Feb, 2010 22:32 (UTC)
I wonder - is it a good thing for the burden of action to lie there? It's a thorny question with no easy answers.
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