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Submission + - LIfe and death reasons to protect digital data (cjr.org)

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: http://www.cjr.org/feature/the_spy_who_came_in_from_the_c.php?page=1

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? https://ssd.eff.org/your-computer/protect

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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