It's a good job that the communications between all of this will be encrypted with a secure algorithm. One that can only be hacked by the "Good guys(tm)", as per FBI/NSA/GCHQ mandate.
11 posts • joined 23 Feb 2016
What is the point of getting excited about this, apart from the soapbox of pure science, when you have no, even theoretically, viable means of reaching them is anything like a reasonable time? No way of supporting any enterprises set up to exploit the resources available if you managed to get there in one piece.
"Wray told the conference he's spent the last six months “catching up on all things cyber”, and that as a whole, the agency needs “more cyber and digital literacy in every program throughout the bureau”."
A sentence like this proves that they just need more general old fashioned literacy throughout the organisation. Once they have that, they may have the ability to understand the books on strong cryptography that explain why it is not possible to have the ability to bypass strong encryption.
"Why does the House of Commons not have a select group of experts they can mandate all MPs to run this sort of idiocy past prior to it being given air-time?"
They had one of these for drugs, remember? They ignored them when the evidence and science didn't conform with their policy desires, and then sacked them when they had the temerity to point out to the public, who they server, that the ministers had ignored them.
What makes you think that the result would be any different for experts in any other field?
I tried to upgrade my laptop OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It wouldn't do an in-place upgrade. So I backed up anything useful and did a fresh install, that worked. Performance was "Meh!" even on an SSD, and the mid grey form backgrounds uninspiring. After it tried to restart in the middle of a training video I was watching I had had enough and did a proper upgrade to Linux. Fast, Smooth and everything works "out of the box". I can even run some non-free apps to give me access to Spotify and Skype, so I have lost nothing and gained quite a lot.
"Fourteen people were slaughtered and many more had their lives and bodies ruined."
None of whom were killed or injured because of a phone, or its encrypted content. Maybe the FBI should try to get a court order to change America's ridiculous firearms laws first, then they wouldn't have to worry about encryption.
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