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New UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for an end to end-to-end encryption

T. F. M. Reader Silver badge

There's a civil servant somewhere

What do you mean, "somewhere"? We know exactly who he is, don't we? His name is Bernard Woolley, he normally gets policy proposals and draft laws from Sir Humphrey Appleby over port in the club and puts them in the Minister's dispatch box the same evening...

That's the technique. As for the subject matter, in the words of SIr Humphrey himself, "It's always a victory of the heartless over the mindless." And he himself was never afraid of snooping as civil servants have developed extra layers of protection: "He who would keep a secret must keep it a secret that he hath a secret to keep."

Damn, that documentary was utterly - and timelessly - brilliant...

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