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Cybersecurity Theater Presents “Going Dark: Encryption”

The federal government wants the tech sector to build flawed products to make law enforcement easier. However, if the United States leads the way in building government‐​friendly back doors into all tech products, the U.S. will only be providing effective cover for totalitarian regimes to do the same. There’s simply not much evidence that making American communications less secure will aid the fight against terrorism. Julian Sanchez and Patrick Eddington comment on the testimony of FBI Director James Comey and Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Quinn Yates. Video produced by Caleb O. Brown, Austin Bragg, Tess Terrible and Mark McDaniel.