Attacks on #encryption are brought forward by governments time and again. Most recently here, in a November Council resolution: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-13084-2020-REV-1/en/pdf
The idea: access to encrypted messages only "for the good guys/law enforcement authorities"
A fallacy.. (2/7)
..because #encryption either works for all of us, or it works for no one at all. Once broken, and be it with best intentions, backdoors in encrypted communications are accessible to anyone who wants to use them – including criminal hackers (3/7)
Cybersecurity expert and crypto legend Bruce Schneier @schneierblog puts it this way: "Either everyone gets to spy, or nobody gets to spy. Your phone doesn't know 'good guy/bad guy'" https://youtube.com/JeUwjL4ODM4 (4/7)
Couldn't agree more, but calling it a backdoor is misleading and makes it feel less harmful. Instead, this is a frontdoor - unlocked. All about framing!
@echo_pbreyer Well, it looks like we will have to use Briar or give up our phones if that law is accepted.
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