A brilliant article on  why it is a bad idea to give law enforcement  and others any kind of backdoor into consumer systems.

The thing is, that distinction between military and consumer products largely doesn't exist. All of those "consumer products" Barr wants access to are used by government officials -- heads of state, legislators, judges, military commanders and everyone else -- worldwide. They're used by election officials, police at all levels, nuclear power plant operators, CEOs and human rights activists. They're critical to national security as well as personal security.
Source: The Myth of Consumer-Grade Security - Schneier on Security

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