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File under STUPID: Governments to Declare War on Mathematics and Dumb Criminals

Chris Duckett has published an interesting article in ZDnet entitled Governments to Declare War on Mathematics and Dumb Criminals. He writes about the attempts of several governments around the world to stop encryption or to create “back doors” in all encrypted information. Of course, these efforts will always fail because of some very simple truths. Namely, encryption is impossible to control or stop.

I don’t know who is dumber, the criminals or the politicians and bureaucrats.

In one brighter note, the U.S. bipartisan House Judiciary Committee & House Energy and Commerce Committee recently wrote, “Encryption is inexorably tied to our national interests. It is a safeguard for our personal secrets and economic prosperity. It helps to prevent crime and protect national security.”

If you want to read about futile efforts by politicians and bureaucrats, read Chris Duckett’s article at:

Categories: Encryption

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