[ExI] Encryption

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 13:57:39 UTC 2020

A decade or two ago this list was very pro encryption so I thought some
might still be interested in these developments. The current
presidential administration has pressured Apple to drop its plan to use end
to end encryption on all its products:

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

It seems that governments just don't like encryption, or at least they
don't like it when it's used to prevent them from knowing what their
citizens are saying, but they love encryption when its used to prevent its
citizens from knowing what the government is doing. China has long been on
the anti-encryption bandwagon and now India has jumped on too and wants to
stop civilian use of it; of course political leaders want to continue to
use it among themselves, heaven forbid that citizens find out what they're
up to:

India will force companies to trace messages back to their originators

John K Clark
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