The FBI doesn’t just want to listen in to private conversations. It demands that people surrender the ability to have private conversations.
You’re probably not geeks, so an explanation is in order. Plus I know a few readers here are ex-military, and if they’re not computer geeks the following will seem incredible. But it’s true. In modern cryptography, defense trumps offense.
Which seems insane. It’s almost heresy, if you understand modern warfare. Military history is that offense overwhelms defense. Destruction is easier than construction. Which remains implacably true…except in cryptography.
Set aside the idea of quantum computing. (If you’re not a geek, don’t even set the idea aside. Just ignore that statement. And this one.)
Should an American be required to surrender the ability to have a private conversation?
The FBI says otherwise. It wants people to activitely particapate in their signal decryption.
FBI…kiss my ass. And that of every freedom-loving person who’s ever existed. Quote me.