Just a month ago, the WASHINGTON POST printed an expose’ on the U.S. government’s consistent attempts to ban ‘encryption’–meaning any tech device with password encoding prohibiting the government from gaining access to digital content. The government’s highest officials seemed to concede that they did not have the constitutional authority–or enough popular support–for a ban on encryption.
But now, according to WIRED, government control freaks are again calling for legislation or policies which lay all digital information at their feet. WIRED.com is reporting that current and former CIA directors are blaming Edward Snowden for the recent Paris attacks, and calling for all technology to be open to the all-seeing eye of the state. See here.
According to WIRED, both former CIA deputy director Michael Morell and current CIA Director John Brennan have already tried to blame Edward Snowden for the Paris attacks and suggested that the U.S. government should be given the ‘keys’ to unlock every digital door on earth.
For years, the cult of the omnipotent state has sought to require that government have a ‘backdoor’ into all computers, cell phones and tech devices. The overarching goal of the government is to ban the sale or possession of any computer device that the government’s investigators cannot search through.
It is noteworthy that the Washington Post story seemed to predict a major terrorist attack. Robert S. Litt, general counsel in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, sent an email just 3 months ago saying that although “the legislative environment [for passing a law that forces decryption and backdoors] is very hostile today, it could turn in the event of a terrorist attack or criminal event where strong encryption can be shown to have hindered law enforcement.”