Is encryption safe?

Episode 1246 (1:34:50)

Kevin from Beaumont, CA

Kevin is worried that the government is pushing to weaken encryption and that will make it far less secure. Leo agrees. He understands why the government is worried about encryption, but at the same time, weakening it helps nobody. Is it too easy to get encryption and use it? Leo says that's an interesting point. Especially since all mobile phone communications are encrypted now. Leo says that maybe the solution is that companies should hold the keys and have the power to decrypt if the law enforcement provides a warrant.

Do you trust law enforcement or government where overreach is all too common? Do we want the government to have that power? We have the right to privacy. It's a conversation we need to have, and it needs to be an informed one.