The regime that is occupying the UK continues it's terror campaign against encryption privacy and democracy https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/07/uk-government-very-close-eroding-encryption-worldwide
They are trying to make impossible legal requirements like<privacy respecting surveillance<secure encryption with a backdoor
Which makes about as much sense as a freedom preserving prison.
This invasive democracy destroying "internet regulation bill" has not yet passed through the institutions, so if you're living in Bongland go yell at politicians ( more than 80% of UK citizens are on your side) Maybe that'll do something.
But I'm making this thread for another reason.
I think that strong encryption that can't practically be bypassed is not negotiable for 2 reasons.
1) People have a right to personal-use computers that have perfect secrecy, the same way people have perfect secrecy for their thoughts.
2) People have a right to make, exchange and run any program they want on their personal-use computers. the same way people have a right to think and exchange any thought they want.
To me this looks like a criminal conspiracy, because even by the low bar of bourgeois freedoms digital-privacy(1) and digital-self-determination(2) are not controversial by any degree.
The effect of such a law would be the undermining of legal processes whereby the legal system would get abused by criminal actors to attack people who exercise their rights to privacy and self-determination.
The questions are
Since as societies we can't abandon secure and private communications because that is indispensable for democracy, how can people resist this terror once institutions go bad ?
Is there deniable encryption ?
And where is this coming from, who are the criminal actors pushing for this ?
Are we fighting the political battles the wrong way by making general political appeals ?
Should we be focusing our political energies against these specific criminal threat-actors instead ?