Lack of encryption jeopardizes politicians more than most of us: look at Clinton
Dale Carnegie said something to the effect, "To convince someone to do something, we have to frame it in terms of what motivates them. And in order to do that, we have to be able to see things from their point of view as well as our own. "
One the groups most jeopardized by lack of widely available private encryption is politicians, like Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, and Theresa May. In Clintons' and many other cases, that jeopardy is with lack of security on their personal email.
Another of the most jeopardized groups is political candidates. And candidates are generally stuck using the deeply flawed and vulnerable civilian communications and telephone products regular civilians do.
Yeah, restricting encryption makes life easier for our security agencies, but likewise it makes life easy for the other side's security agencies, organized crime, and political opponents.
Yeah, journalists care about how restricting encryption affects them. And yeah, businesses worry about how restrictions on message security reduce their ability to keep trade secrets from competitors. Similarly with academics racing to publish papers ahead of their competition at other labs and schools.
But what really matters, what will decide things, is whether politicians see restricting the availability of effectiveness of encryption makes life hard and embarrassing for politicians.
Make politicians aware that their security is our security. Make politicians aware that government agencies that want to make it easier to spy on civilians are making it easier for everyone to spy on politicians, candidates, and constituency workers.
Politicians have to be made to realize that spy agencies against encryption are spy agencies against democracy and in favour of a chekist regime.
"Chekism (from Cheka, the first Soviet secret police organization) is a term to describe the situation in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, where the secret political police controlled everything in society"
Our security services will control everything, especially politicians.