A dark-money consortium of mostly-anonymous billionaires linked to the US Democratic Party and the US security agencies has launched an offensive against online encryption. Its rationale for this crusade? What else!
Unsurprising considering how willing Democrats have been to overlook the detrimental effects of breaking encryption on groups they typically support (such as queer people and all manner of activists)
With the recent tragic events of the HAMAS attacks on Israel, my biggest fear is that the attacks against privacy/encryption will be renewed.
It should be the opposite, honestly. Israel is the surveillance state. If they can’t catch something like this, maybe mass surveillance isn’t the best approach
They’d just use that as an excuse as how their current system is “lacking” and that they would’ve caught this pre-emptive strike if their GAZAINT systems were better.
I know, but I felt like at least one person needed to point out the obvious conclusion
And in the midst of that wave of attacks against privacy/encryption, a wave of attacks on nonabusive alternative outlets for MAPs, and everyone else whose erotic fantasies involve imaginary minors, is likely as well.