“What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry”

Cory Doctorow on the scary rhetoric coming from the Conservative Prime Minister, just before the next General Election:

David Cameron says there should be no “means of communication” which “we cannot read” — and no doubt many in his party will agree with him, politically. But if they understood the technology, they would be shocked to their boots.

Every time I hear senior politicians talking about technology (usually in the context of “security” and “safety”) it becomes clear they really don’t know what they’re talking about.

(Image: Facepalm, Brandon Grasley, CC-BY)

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