Technology companies are enabling security features that make certain types of government surveillance extremely difficult, and it’s a trend that’s set to continue. That’s why the U.S. government has long wanted laws that force tech companies to make their products wiretap friendly. . . .
In fact, advancements in the usability of cryptographic protocols have made anti-surveillance features relatively simple for technology companies to bake into their communications products. And public demand for greater security and privacy in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations may make it virtually obligatory for them to do so before new wiretapping laws can be introduced.
This heralds a looming standoff between technology companies and government . . .
The Data Security Defense Race
Are we in for a defense and arms race between tech firms or groups dedicated to user privacy and government or corporate entities that seek to undermine that privacy? From Wired: