That is simple-minded and maybe not too helpful. BUT: it’s important to remember that no one wants to prove that stealing is ok. Both sides think stealing is wrong. Using a computer command to take documents and give them away can be stealing! No one is arguing that taking documents is NEVER stealing. Both sides share a lot of common ground!
A great article about the interplay between government wiretapping and cryptography. The basic leaping off point here is that, despite fears by the government, the widespread availability of encryption has not negatively impacted law enforcement’s ability to get the job done. I love a story that encourages skepticism for claims about how some technology or another is ruining society. Technology has always been developing, and every generation thinks that theirs will be the one in which our technology finally destroys us.
Chin up: claims like that have been wrong 100% of the time before.