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How can they not see the contradiction? "We want your data to be secure, but we also want US to be able to see it." Technology and math in particular doesn't know who is who, and equations don't behave differently because someone writes a law. Seriously, RSA is just M' = M^E mod N. You can publish your public key in the newspaper and have people send you encrypted messages on a postcard and nobody - even the government - can decrypt it without your private key. A law can't change that, although forcing back doors into OSes will eventually lead people to using end-to-end encryption more.



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