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

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Re: Estonia tells you who in government has been looking at your data

there's a famous phrase 'knowledge is power'

but it's actually incorrect. power is power. knowledge is the burden of knowing whats happening to you without the power to do anything about it. it's actually disempowering in that instance.

just like choice is only liberating when you have the knowledge and ability to pick between your options. if not, choice is actually oppresive.

its the basics of user interface design:

- do not present users with options they cannot distinguish between

- do not burden users with information that cannot effect actions

- there's more. lots more. and a lot of them go against common addages.

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