Weak Claims Against Encryption 

“The idea that terrorists will stop using end-to-end encryption – where a message is unintelligible from when it leaves the sender until it reaches its recipient – if the US bans companies from using it is preposterous. As Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green tweeted, “You could strangle the whole U.S. tech industry, and ISIS would *still* be able to communicate with their followers using encryption.”

There are plenty of open-source encryption programs that have been around for 20 years and are too prevalent to rein in, plus the code itself is protected by the First Amendment. Forcing big companies to backdoor their products will just hurt the millions of ordinary people worldwide who depend on encryption for protection from snoopers, criminals and foreign governments.”

Via If the FBI has a ‘backdoor’ to Facebook or Apple encryption we are less safe @ The Guardian.

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