With Every Call for Encryption Restrictions, Officials Make the Technology’s Case

reason.com

Government officials fail to realize that the demand for encryption from a small yet vocal and sophisticated minority is a direct result of government mass surveillance. Encryption that doesn't keep the government out isn't effective encryption. 

We need encryption because governments were trusted that they could behave, follow the letter and the spirit of the constitution, and protect our right to privacy. Instead, like a small child left alone with a cookie jar, the government showed us that when not being watched, they will eat all of our cookies.

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