Imagine if the government made it a crime to write a letter the police couldn't understand, or to draw your curtains, just in case a constable wanted to look in. An electronic message protected from prying eyes by end-to-end encryption is no different, what the home secretary wants is unprecedented and it is thoroughly authoritarian.


@evelyn "The 21st century version [of ] would be a rule forbidding govt regulation of encryption. A govt that has no way of knowing what who is saying to whom lacks the most powerful weapons for winning an information war."

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