What happens when these people refuse to answer questions or allow a search of their home?
Those people will turn out to be <adjective>-wing domestic terrorists, who were also <group which is politically acceptible to revile>. When the police arrived for a routine investigation the terrorists shot their own dogs and then comitted suicide by shooting themselves in the back on their heads. Twice.
At least, that's what will happen as far as you'll be told.
and of course Stefan Molyneux bangs on his ridiculous "spanking children causes the evils of society"
I'm sorry, I missed the part of your post where you produced counter evidence to all the research he cites in his various videos and papers on the subject.
At home, though, my VM use is quite limited.
I'm about ready move all of my web browsers into VMs because the state of PC security is so abysmal right now.
Someone else here said that encrypted data can put you on TLA watchlists. We're just trying to be safer and protect our friends, but doing all this within the USA is counterproductive even if they can't decrypt our random stuff --metadata is bad enough.
Due to the nature of bueracracies I expect the set of people who are not on a watchlist to rapidly shrink until it's empty.
I didn't watch your tutorial, but I found installing PGP virtually trivial. It was a matter of running it, and pressing "return" a few times to accept the default key sizes and such. That was it. If, as a population, we've reached the point where doing that is considered "hard", then I weep for our species.
Please tell me you're not a software developer.
If you think the problem to be solved is as simple as making it easy for users to install PGP and create a keypair, you're like a contractor who pours a foundation and then declares he's just completed a skyscraper.
I made a tutorial designed to help non tech-savvy people set up usable email encryption and even with the best narrator and script it's still terrible.
There are way too many steps involved, and in spite of how radically the usability has improved over the last decade or so it's still not at all user friendly. Default values are set poorly; things that should be completely automated and happen transparently in the background, like keyserver operations, require manual intervention.
It's almost enough to make me suspect a consipracy to keep these tools out of the reach of the average user, but realistically I suspect (unproductive) laziness combine with a lack of empathy for non-experts is the real culprit.
"You can't get very far in this world without your dossier being there first." -- Arthur Miller