The Lesson of Liberty Safe: Don’t Just Lock Your Back Doors, Brick Them Over

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Governments hate your privacy. They want to be able to know what you’re doing, or take your stuff, at will and without inconvenient safeguards. That’s why we see so many government efforts to mandate ‘back doors’ in encryption or even outlaw some forms (non-custodial crypto wallets, end-to-end encrypted email and text messaging, etc.) altogether. And don’t even get me started on ‘Know Your Customer’ laws and the requirement that banks report ‘suspicious’ transactions rather than awaiting a demand accompanied by a warrant before they hand over their customers’ data and cash. It’s not criminal to value one’s privacy and want to keep one’s belongings secure from theft by criminals or governments (but I repeat myself).” (09/09/23)