In his thoughtful piece on arguments regarding the broad use of encryption to secure communications and devices, not surprisingly Ben puts forth some ideas with which I disagree. Hence, to his part II, I provide this counterpart.
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On Thursday, I described the surprisingly warm reception FBI Director James Comey got in the Senate this week with his warning that the FBI was "going dark" because of end-to-end encryption. In this post, I want to take on the merits of the renewed encryption debate, which seem to me complicated and multi-faceted and not all pushing in the same direction.