Continuing the US government's menacing of strong end-to-end encryption, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told an audience at the US Naval Academy that encryption isn't protected by the American Constitution.
In short, software writers and other nerds: the math behind modern cryptography is trumped by the Fourth Amendment, and in any case, there has never been an absolute right to privacy. This message came at the end of this wide-ranging speech on Tuesday, which repeated fixations heard in previous speeches.So the Founding Fathers believed that nobody could keep secrets from the government? Really?
And the Constitution almost didn't get ratified because of the argument between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, on whether all of the People's rights had to be explicitly enumerated in order to secure them from the Government. This is actually what the 10th Amendment is for.
But Mr. Big Shot continues:
He called for backdoors in April, and doubled down last week, then saying: “Our society has never had a system where evidence of criminal wrongdoing was totally impervious to detection.”Because the Government is so good at keeping secrets, right? Edward Snowden could not be reached for comment. Neither could Chelsea Manning or the latest Moonbat who stole them blind. So what's the over/under on how long a government-mandated crypto backdoor would stay secret from Russian Hackers? 10 milliseconds? And then what do they do - forge incriminating messages from politicians, break into bank accounts, read government email?
Of course, our government would never consider doing anything like that to its own citizens, would it now? /sarc
Great idea, Skippy. Let's reduce the public's trust in our institutions even more. But yeah, it might make Law Enforcement's job a little easier for 6 months. Good tradeoff.