It’s been a while since I waded in on one of these government-related privacy thingies, but a report from the New York Times reveals yet another profound, and fundamental, misunderstanding of how technology and security function. The executive branch is currently crafting potential legislation to require -based communications providers to support legal wiretap capabilities in their products.

I support law enforcement’s capability to perform lawful intercepts (with proper court orders), but requirements to alter these technologies to make interception easier will result in unintended consequences on both a technical and international political levels. Read the original post:

Proposed Internet Wiretapping Law Fundamentally Incompatible with Security