Reply to post: Re: FBI to @cryptoboffins

Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

John Gamble
Boffin

Re: FBI to @cryptoboffins

Yeah, that caught my attention too.

"The FBI is also unlikely to release the names of those it has been consulting over fears that they would be ridiculed and come under pressure from their peers not to work on such an approach."

The third possibility is that the experts the FBI is citing would be appalled to find out that they've been misquoted for this purpose, and would repudiate FBI leadership immediately.

I'm reminded of Mnuchin's economist survey (not a misquote, but similarly embarrassing).

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