The U.S. has Gone F&*%ing Mad

This is about an overblown national security apparatus — one that has regularly played Snakes and Ladders with the Constitution, jeopardized all of the most important technology companies in America, spied on its own Government, lied about it all, and really only exists to protect us from something that kills about as many Americans each year as sharks — that is now throwing its toys out of the cot.

Source: The U.S. has Gone F&*%ing Mad — Medium

F&*%ing spot on.

After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption

It’s not about having enough data; it’s a matter of not knowing what to do with the data they already have.

Source: After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption | WIRED

An interesting article on Wired, it makes several key points against backdoor encryption:

  1. Backdoors Won’t Combat Home-Brewed Encryption.
  2. (There are) Other Ways to Get Information
  3. Encryption Doesn’t Obscure Metadata
  4. Backdoors Make Everyone Vulnerable