Friday, April 15, 2016

About Encryption

I am the IT professional with over 15 years of experience and the topic of encryption is very important to me, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the matter...

Here is the question: Should the government have access to encrypted traffic/materials? Should the encryption be breakable?

The answer to this question is - absolute yes!

Here is the deal basically....The only reason why anyone would want to encrypt something is usually for bad purposes only. Normal people usually do not need unbreakable encryption, even any encryption whatsoever. 

So yes, in terms of Law Enforcement Agencies with a legitimate warrant, I most certainly support complete access to encrypted materials/traffic.

On the other hand, there is such an issue as personal privacy, in which case, I do not support access to encrypted materials/traffic. It is the same as our clothes. We wear it not to hide anything but to help us deal with our sexual instincts and associated shame(Gen 2:25). 

Same with encryption...I do not want the government or anyone else snooping around in my personal business AS LONG AS I DO NOT VIOLATE THE LAW!

So, as you can see, it is all very simple. I hope that our legislators will be just as progressive and wise and implement rational encryption standards and practices.

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