There’s no “balance” possible in the debate on encryption. Either
we have access to real encryption or we don’t. It very much is an
issue of absolutes. Real encryption means that the data is
absolutely scrambled, the same way that a paper shredder
absolutely obliterates documents. If you have a route to defeat
encryption on a device or between two devices, it’s a backdoor,
whether the government wants to play a deceptive word game or not.
If the government obtains a warrant, that means its has the legal
authority to seize evidence. It does not mean that the agencies
involved have unbridled rights to conscript unrelated parties into
working on their behalf to decipher, translate or recreate any
bits of data that are discovered.
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