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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election


Re: Really?

@Paul 195

So true. Powers previously given for "anti terrorism" end up used to combat fly-tipping, gaming the schools admissions system etc.

The means necessary for government to listen in on anyone need to come at a cost such that the natural equilibrium is that they can but be deployed sparingly. A blanket ability, limited only by government fiat, will always tend towards blanket use, much as water runs downhill.

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