Paris Attacks Reopen Crypto Wars

Actually, for over a decade government officials have demanded secret backdoors and the keys to your encryption tools. And they will use every tool in the FUD toolbox to pry their way into your computers; to these people, the Paris attacks were a godsend.

Yes, encryption makes it harder for governments to know what their people are saying (including about them). But what is the point of a government if not to protect the rights of the people, even if from itself?

For months, U.S. intelligence officials have warned that the proliferation of strong encryption technologies has hampered their ability to detect terrorist plots — including last…

Source: Paris Attacks Reopen Crypto Wars

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