France Goes China: How to Enhance Your Information Security Anyway

Following China’s example, France has banned anonymizing software, open WiFi, and private cryptographic keys under the auspices of security. In the wake of the Paris attacks, several high-ranking American federal officials criticized surveillance roll-backs and suggested encryption should be banned despite no evidence that it played a role in the tragedy — to the contrary, the attackers in this case communicated in the clear, and the top intelligence lawyer recently lamented that the government lacks a single good example of terrorists relying on cryptography to do their dirty work.

[Read more from the latest in my surveillance essay series at Rebel News.]