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Pervasive encryption: Pro and contra

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:03:41 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHBU6is_KHGHTDeh31vZCVGZtQpuqNQr5NJtsGfsQ7As2G3jRw@mail.gmail.com>
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There has been a *whole lot* of traffic on this subject.  It’s fascinating
that the meeting of minds is so difficult, and any possibility of that
happening is made more difficult by the discussion skewing back and forth
across the road.

To help sort things out in my own mind, I just went and read the last few
hundred messages and attempted to curate the pervasive/mandatory encryption
arguments, pro and contra.  It’s in a Google doc that’s open to comment by
anyone: http://goo.gl/6yhpC1  Hm, is there a handy wiki platform somewhere
that can stand up to the pressure?

I don’t know if trying to organize the talking points is generally useful,
but I sure found it personally useful; maybe others will too.

Disclosure: I remain pretty strongly in favor of as much mandatory
encryption as we can get, so that may have filtered my expression of the
issues.  I've version-stamped this: 2013/11/16, and promise not to change
it in case people comment on it.
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