Read Baase chapter 2 on privacy
Article title: "Congress is going to throw the kitchen sink at big tech". Well, we'll see.
The FBI and other agencies created an encrypting messaging app and distributed it through covert channels. It was widely adopted by criminals. But the FBI had the keys all along. Last week some 800 alleged criminals worldwide were arrested.
In the US there were eight arrests, all for distribution of the devices themselves.
Apparently because the Fourth Amendment doesn't allow the FBI to use the messages sent via the devices without a warrant.
What do you think of that?
Smyth v Pillsbury
LICRA v Yahoo
Google and censorship
Source code as speech