Going dark: encryption and law enforcement | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
We're hearing it a lot lately: encryption is an insurmountable roadblock between law enforcement and keeping us safe. They can't gather intelligence on terrorists because they use encryption. They can't convict criminals because they won't hand over encryption keys. They can't stop bad things from happening because bad guys won't unlock their phones. Therefore—strictly to keep us safe—the tech industry must provide them with means to weaken, circumvent, or otherwise subvert encryption, all for the public good. No "backdoors", mind you; they simply want a way for encryption to work for good people, but not bad. This is dangerous nonsense, for a lot of reasons. 1. It's technically incorrect Encryption sustains its value by providing an end to end protection of data, as well as what we call "data at rest." Governments have asked for both means of observing data in transit, as well as retrieving data at rest on devices of interest. They also insist that they have no interest in weakening