What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. It's because, if you were a terrorist and we needed to get to your house, your locks might slow us down or block us entirely. So Americans, remove your locks! And American companies: stop making good locks!
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Yet that same tradeoff is similar to what's being asked of us in the attacks on strong encryption. The FBI isn't technically asking for no locks—it's asking for weakened ones so that it can guarantee that it can break any lock that we buy or use—but the end result is the same. We're made more vulnerable. As with the locks on our doors, digital locks can't be made to allow access to all the good guys and none of the bad guys. The lock can't tell the difference, and even more vulnerabilities are created by building complicated processes for storing digital keys, as demonstrated by a recent MIT report and an open letter to David Cameron by Harvard Professor (and EFF Board member) Jonathan Zittrain. [my emphasis]


By Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It http://futureoftheinternet.org/

The book PDF http://futureoftheinternet.org/files...heInternet.pdf

The book at AmaXon with 'Search inside' - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300124872