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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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Re: Sigh

The problem is that our technology is effectively useless at telling the difference between baddies and goodies

If it could tell the difference, it, too, would be outlawed. Staying in power depends, at least partly, on being able to present yourself as a defence against a threat. If the threat doesn't exist, or you are the threat, an independent and reliable arbitrator of threat might rather undermine your position.

Always remember whose safety comes first.

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