Bruce Schneier has penned another excellent piece on encryption called The Democratization of Cyberattack. He makes the point that technology can be developed by governments for what we consider ‘good’ uses, but that others will be able to do the same things. And he give excellent examples, too. If you’re at all interested in the topic, please go read the article. Here’s just one quote:
We can’t choose a world where the US gets to spy but China doesn’t, or even a world where governments get to spy and criminals don’t. We need to choose, as a matter of policy, communications systems that are secure for all users, or ones that are vulnerable to all attackers. It’s security or surveillance.