Reply to post: Re: Lots of criminals in here

Fine, OK, no backdoors, says Deputy AG. Just keep PLAINTEXT copies of everyone's messages

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Re: Lots of criminals in here

My usual questions in reply to that sort or nonsense is -

Do you have a lock on your bathroom door? Do you have curtains (drapes) or blinds on your home windows?

Why? what are you doing in there that needs to be covered up.

If I've a legitimate right to take a shit in peace or walk around my own house bollock naked with the curtain drawn then I've a right to send an electronic letter with some confidence that it won't be opened.

Police and government have laws and methods to circumvent my bog door and curtains when they have a legitimate interest in doing so. As they do with electronic communications.

This is just an effort to bypass the checks and balanced they have to go through for traditional surveillance to try to treat electronic as something different.

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