So all of the real criminals utilizing the internet, the ones who are already encrypting or coding messages in a way that they will not be cracked, will continue to do so just fine, business as usual. But for everyone else who has no idea how to do such a thing, they lose freedom, privacy, and security.
The general citizens of a country aren't the ones who cause problems with the country, yet the privacy of general citizens continues to decrease.
As the privacy of citizens decreases, the corruption of government increases.
The officials of a country are the ones who cause problems with the country, yet their privacy continues to increase.
As the privacy of officials increases, the corruption of government increases. ( I understand the impact of big business, but big business gets away with things because of the corruption of officials. )
Government shouldn't be an empire building privilege. It should be a sacrifice. The thing being sacrificed should at least be the privacy that allows government officials to continue ruining the country. We don't need surveillance on the common citizen. We need surveillance on the actual people causing problem. Every government email, phone call, penny spent, closed doors meeting, internet traffic, all should be totally exposed and available. If the exposure of some system or approach endangers the freedom of the citizenry, then a plan to move off that system needs to be developed. Citizens shouldn't fear their government, and they shouldn't be in the dark constantly about what the corruption of their government is carrying out.
A plaque needs to hang in every government building, in every room that says something along the lines of:
Privacy is freedom.
Freedom is security.
I consider the impact on the citizens of the United States before I take any action.
I consider the impact on the citizens of the United States before I support any legislation.
The reason my occupation exists is to protect the freedom of the citizens of the United States.
The greater good is a pursuit to keep freedom intact.
So what is it that breaks this approach to government? Is it the fact that other governments are corrupt too and will just take advantage of it? Are we afraid of other governments stealing weapon technology and using it against us?
If the cost of protecting weapon technology is to operate a government that will inevitably lead to police state, is it really worth it?
People need to stop supporting this crap.