How do you protect US assets? Cryptography is necessary. What do you protect? Every communications and storage device people use: computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, telephones, cell phones, smart phones. And you design the security system so that no unauthorized user can break in. That means no hacker, not a different nation state — and not your own.Susan Landau

In order to protect me the government assumes I’m a criminal.

I fully understand the drive and motivations the law enforcement community has to maintain access to our devices. That access speeds up or breaks open cases. It enables police, at times, to better protect us from the worst the world has to offer. I understand how they can perceive Apple and Google as interfering with their ability to collect data they are legally entitled to access in the course of their duties. Data that could, at times, save lives.

But law enforcement needs to understand that technology companies aren’t trying to protect the bad guys, but stop them. That until iOS 8, I had to walk my clients through the iOS security loopholes that made it difficult to protect corporate and personal data. That such back doors are already used to suppress free speech throughout the world, sometimes fatally. That without this encryption, we are all less secure.Rich Mogull writing for tidbits.com

We the people have decided that the agencies empowered to serve and protect does not use fear, uncertainty and doubt to terrorize us into giving up our rights.