In a meeting with a handful of reporters, Michael Daniel (White House cybersecurity policy coordinator) was asked whether or not he could name a respected technology figure who believed it possible to have strong encryption that could be circumvented by just one party's legal authority.
"I don't have any off the top my head," Daniel said…
And he never will. No one who knows anything about encryption will ever say it's possible to create a "good guys only" backdoor. Or front door. Or whatever analogy government officials choose to deploy when arguing for the "right" to access anyone's device with minimum effort.
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