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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness' 431

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-would-you-call-this-zone-that's-allegedly-associated-with-danger? dept.
Jason Koebler writes: Leslie Caldwell, an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, said Tuesday that the department is "very concerned" by the Google's and Apple's decision to automatically encrypt all data on Android and iOS devices.

"We understand the value of encryption and the importance of security," she said. "But we're very concerned they not lead to the creation of what I would call a 'zone of lawlessness,' where there's evidence that we could have lawful access through a court order that we're prohibited from getting because of a company's technological choices.

Comment: Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (Score 1) 755

by Kiaser Zohsay (#48707097) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

See, science has this thing where many scientists and science faithful feel the need to disprove God.

I respectfully disagree. I do agree that many of the God faithful perceive science and scientists in this way, but I don't think that this need of disproof is central to science or the scientific mindset. Many scientists that I have known personally believe in the existence of God. In fact I met a biology professor who claimed that the longer he studied biology the more convinced he became that God not only exists, but has a sense of humor.

Science is about what you can observe and measure in the world around us, and what you can conclude from those observations, the what, where and how of the universe, so to speak. Philosophy in general, and religion in particular, deal with the why of the universe. There is no real reason for these two disciplines to be at odds with each other, but here we are. Again.

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984