At a recent roundtable poking at online privacy, a point in favor of encryption was heard…again. I say “again” because any time there is a breach or fresh evience of surveillance or umbrage over tracking or startling insight drawn from big data, encryption is the default response. Too bad it is not the default solution.
It is easy to understand that if the line (whether POTS or Wi-Fi) is not secure, then neither is what’s said over them. It falls to anyone choosing to be online to enhance his or her own security, as no one company controls the network we each configure to use each day. It is good that there are some companies building technologies that might give us an edge. More»