Journos: UK officials don’t want to “ban encryption” — they want to ban encryption that *works*. Deceptive intent. pic.twitter.com/wTgLeFYJqi
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 2, 2015
Through his sass, Snowden points out that if a government can access encrypted messages, then it isn’t really encrypted at all. It’s the same idea as cell phone companies providing a “back door” for the government: if the government can get through the back door, so can anyone. There is no “gray area” with encryption; it either works or it doesn’t.
-Abbey, Ross, & Parker