Éibhear/Gibiris

A quick one.

The guys over at Matrix.org (Matthew Hodgson, specifically) have posted a proposal for addressing the concerns of the police and politicians around illegal material being available on the internet through channels that employ end-to-end encryption.

As you can tell, I'm very much a "you can't do that" person on this site when it comes to the proposals to interfere with the security of ordinary users on the internet.

Matthew describes a proposal that not only does something, but it's something that has the potential to address the real problems that the police and politicians are concerned about.

As I said on twitter, if someone who wants to see encryption broken1 talks about wanting to have a grown-up discussion, send them to that Matrix.org proposal.

This website can't record comments. If you would to join the conversation, you can do so on twitter or on the Matrix.org room I've opened here.

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And see my posting for how that is fundamentally impossible, though attempts will not be without some serious collateral damage!