2016.03.28 04:08:12 (714272851122065408) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
In 2013, Sahai labeled his new obfuscation work as an "iron wall" and dismissed previous work as mere "speed bumps": http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-computer-scientists-develop-247527
2016.03.28 04:12:56 (714274040865619968) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
Now Sahai says the "iron wall" is broken in poly time: https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/147 In many ways the older work seems considerably more advanced.
2016.03.28 04:17:32 (714275197734420481) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
Of course, mistakes do happen, but the advertising by Sahai et al. was never scientifically justified. Did they ever read the previous work?