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Phil commented on Encryption for Dummies

It could be a great little comic. I think you may need to add a step or two though:

Before the message (puzzle) is sent, the sender needs to send their public key across so that the receiver knows it's them and can send them their own public key to help encrypt it.

To follow your metaphor we could use special shaped scissors as public keys. The card writer sends their personal scissors across with a message saying they want to make them a puzzle. The receiver sends their own special scissors back by return. Then the sender creates the puzzle in the special pattern needed by the receiver, who can decode it using their own private manual.

Importantly, the private keys (puzzle manuals) are never sent across so can't be intercepted.


Phil commented on Wearing Our Hearts On Our Sleeve

I like the concept - I don't think I've seen the data harvesting power of the "like button" portrayed before.

I'd love to see you finish the image with the clouds of fake news targeted at each voter, but is there also a way to reinforce the importance of "liking" each story? How can you show that a simple like has given advertisers (and bad actors) access to that person's stream in particular?

Is this the style you'd like to use for the final image? It might get complicated with all the extras added. The same message might be possible with only two or three voters shown in detail.


Phil commented on Secret battles for control

"there's so much going on i can't immediately determine where my focal point should be"
I totally agree. The style would work better on a simpler scene.

The Monty Python (Gilliam) style does work, but might need to be redrawn to avoid copyright issues, though it may fall under "fair use: parody"