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comment by kleinbl00

Yeah, but they've been making that statement about PGP since '91. They tried to characterize encryption as munitions back in '93. We're pretty much to our second generation of law enforcement dealing with encryption as routine and the game is always "we have a right to search" / "no but they have 5th Amendment rights."

I dunno, man. In a world where Americans born using midwives are having their passports revoked and immigrants are staying off WIC so they don't get deported I CANNOT work myself into a lather over abstract subtleties such as "we may pursue technological, enforcement, legislative or other measures to achieve lawful access solutions".

These are the babysnatchers we're talking about. The bombers of school buses. If Jeff Sessions decided he had an opinion on cryptography, there would be an executive order declaring cryptography to be a felony, regardless of the legality or practicality of the edict.

b_b  ·  581 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know a couple whose daughter was adopted from Korea who have been unable to obtain a learner's permit from our Secretary of State (our version of the DMV) because her birth certificate and adoption records don't prove she's an American to the Trumpist Michigan government. For real. A fucking learner's permit.

kleinbl00  ·  581 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mean, after all, we are at war with Korea.

b_b  ·  581 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good point. I feel safer now.