Encryption and Censorship in a Globalized World

On one side are those who believe governments need to step up and take stronger measures to thwart terrorists and individual “haters” and that failure to do so puts our way of life at risk. On the other side are those who believe any government censorship or interception of private communications is the first step toward tyranny. The true situation with digital communications, encryption, censorship, the law and privacy rights is much more complicated than either side seems to understand.

This Forbes article attempts to address some of the issues that arise out of the current fence we’re trying to straddle between liberty and security as it relates to encryption and censorship in a world where national boundaries are increasingly blurred.


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