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Without encryption we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground | Edward Snowden | Opinion | The Guardian

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Governments, particularly the US Government, has been fighting encryption for years. It wasn’t a concern early on, until encryption got strong enough that the government couldn’t break it. This goes all the way back to 1991 when the government alleged that Phil Zimmerman, the creator of PGP, broke the law.

The true explanation for why the US, UK and Australian governments want to do away with end-to-end encryption is less about public safety than it is about power: E2EE gives control to individuals and the devices they use to send, receive and encrypt communications, not to the companies and carriers that route them. This, then, would require government surveillance to become more targeted and methodical, rather than indiscriminate and universal.

If this worries you, like it does me, I recommend joining me in supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 👍

Posted on October 17, 2019








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