The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers, technologists fight over encryption in child exploitation bill

“Basically, I see this as a cowardly measure to maintain plausible deniability that this is not about encryption,” Riana Pfefferkorn, associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, told me. 

“The message from Congress is ‘protect users, not too much, mostly kids,' ” she said, paraphrasing a diet credo by author Michael Pollan. "