After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption

Allowing back door access to encrypted communication would destroy privacy not only for people but also governments and businesses

After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption
Jean Jullien (Creative Commons BY or BY-SA)

The neocons are at it again: After the tragedies of the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday (and Beirut the day before), they're arguing that governments need to be able to access all communications from everyone, purportedly to protect us from future terrorist attacks. They're making their case in leading newspapers and TV networks. Now they want to be able to break into encrypted communications on demand, over such services as Telegram or Apple Messages. 

Using the Paris attacks as a pretext to create an Orwellian police state is morally perverse, and we should not let fear stampede us to living in a police state.

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