So far, the debate over encryption has been vague and broadly drawn. And, as a result, a bit dull.
On one side, Silicon Valley, arguing that weakening encryption puts normal people’s privacy and security at risk (and threatens their relationships with customers).
One the other, the security services, police and governments, arguing (sometimes without much firm proof) that encryption helps terrorists and makes the loss of life more likely.
The problem has been so far that much of this talk has been hypothetical.
Governments haven’t actually detailed how they would like to see encryption changed to help them… see more