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Submission + - LIfe and death reasons to protect digital data (

mrheckman writes: Sure, those in the information security trade are concerned with complying with various regulatory requirements, etc., but here's how a journalist's failure to protect his data led to the arrest (and probable torture and death) of activists he interviewed:

The article links to an EFF site on the basics of how to protect data. How many of us and our organizations do even these things?

Shouldn't basic encryption of data on smartphones, for example, be the default? Why are things like that even a question at this point in time?

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