""You have created messaging applications which are encrypted end to end, they are being used by terrorists and criminals to hide their murderous plans. You must ensure that these dark places can be illuminated by the law...""
Forgive me for being blonde but ... surely if my sister Alice writes and encrypts a letter using a <insert funky cipher here>, and sends to via snail mail to her brother Bob who then decodes said letter using a previously agreed phrase/key the powers at be are quite simply royally shafted?
As far as I can see that is end-to-end (albeit slow, esp. given the UK's stunning postal service) encryption that simply cannot be broken assuming <funky cipher> is indeed decent.
Now, I cannot see that the authorities will a) know about said missive being sent, or indeed b) be in a position to intercept and read all communication (and in fact to determine my sister's ramblings are that of a mad-woman or a sophisticated "attack" on society).
Or have I have just given clue #1 to all the would be "terrorists" out there ?