And very few people in real user land ever checks the URL in the browser. So PKI certificates are worthless.
So you've never seen one of these eh? Weird.
I guarantee the harm caused by terrorists is so miniscule in comparison as to make a request to cripple widescale encryption tantamount to an attack on America, itself.
Comey and dickheads just like him are all perfectly aware of that. They just pretend not to be.
Technological progress is slowing down. We have hit a dead end with digital computers and batteries for example.
I don't necessarily disagree that progress is slowing in certain areas. Those are shit examples though. Batteries improve incrementally all the time. Ditto computers.
A big breakthrough in batteries is yet to happen, but it still might - your crystal ball notwithstanding.
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