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Knock, Knock? Who’s There? Either a Strongbox or a Wall Safe. It’s Undecided.

In this post we’re going to take a look at the recent Supreme Court ruling on 4th amendment rights and smartphones and how this ruling could impact the ongoing debate over NSA spying. We’re also going to look at the other side of the coin: the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination during a time when encryption tools strong enough to thwart law enforcement and the NSA are becoming increasingly mainstream. Is encryption like a strongbox or a wall safe? You might be surprised by just how important that question has become.

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? The Clipper Chip and Four Horsemen.

Angela Merkel made an ominous announcement last week. She wants to move ahead with walling off the EU’s web traffic and begin a “massive” counter-espionage campaign against the US and its Five Eyes partners. Brazil is moving ahead with its plans to remake the internet, including local data storage requirements and state-encrypted web services similar to Germany’s new anti-NSA state-backed email services. So domestic spying could be on the rise, the internet itself is at risk, and state-encryption services are now being offered as an anti-NSA panacea. Mainstreamed unbreakable encryption is also coming without a debate. An old enemy of privacy, the Clipper Chip, has returned in a new form. And its own arch-nemeses, the Four Horsemen of the Infopocalypse, are back too. And there are no obvious ways to uninvite these guests without a long talk