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WoWT Podcast Episode 043: How Ignorant Politicians Could Supercharge Hackers

Released Thursday, 29th August 2019
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Governments really, really want to snoop on your messages and are once again demanding that tech companies create a backdoor for law enforcement to crack encryption standards which protect everything from your electronic payments to your medical information. In a sane world, experts would once again tell them that math and basic human fallibility and greed would make a secure backdoor impossible and that would be the end of it. But we don't live in a sane world, which is why bureaucrats are throwing temper tantrums and demanding we simply accept the fallout of meeting their demands, refusing to understand that the cost of doing so could be trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, and a crime spree unlike the world has ever seen.