Crypto Wars

Wired has published a great article on the “Crypto Wars”: the ongoing debate between people that want to protect their data and privacy by using cryptography, versus those people (usually in government and law enforcement) that still want to be able to access that encrypted data to do useful things like tracking criminal networks, identifying terrorists or finding missing persons… or just to spy the heck out of us without any proper democratic oversight, depending on whose side of the argument you’re on. Public-private key cryptography might in fact even be able to provide a way to satisfy both parties. A lengthy but very insightful article, making it today’s recommended reading.

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