Investigators have shown themselves, again and again, to be remarkably adaptable when faced with new technology. And absent a major (and unforeseen) breakthrough in computer security, technology will remain, for good or evil, increasingly on the side of the eavesdropper.
Matt Blaze: Wiretapping and Cryptography Today.
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.