Going Dark

World Wide Survey of Cryptographic Systems

By Paul Rosenzweig
Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:22 AM

Our own contributor, Bruce Schneier, has just posted a survey of the worldwide distribution of cryptograpic systems. The entire report is well worth reading, but for those who need the CliffNotes version: There are at least 865 encrypted products worldwide and 546 are outside the U.S. As Bruce says, this calls “into question the efficacy of any U.S. mandates forcing backdoors for law-enforcement access.”