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White House mulls just banning strong end-to-end crypto. Plus: More bad stuff in infosec land

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Sigh

I can see the point of view of those whose job it is to keep us safe; baddies being able to communicate securely with impunity is not a good thing. The problem is that our technology is effectively useless at telling the difference between baddies and goodies. The only way the Internet can move forward on security and policing is through strong social leadership, build a concensus, so that everyone (citizens, service providers and law enforcement agencies) is minded to move in the same direction (whatever that should be). In my view banging the "let's ban strong encryption" drum doesn't qualify.

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