US deputy attorney general just called for 'responsible encryption.' Don't fall for it.

""Contrary to Rosenstein's inflammatory digs, strong encryption does help prevent crime, such as identity theft -- something 'responsible' companies need to worry about at a time when massive data breaches regularly dominate the headlines," said Riana Pfefferkorn, a cryptography fellow at Stanford Law School.

"Strong encryption does save lives," she said, "something a 'responsible' law enforcement agency, charged with protecting and serving the public, might be expected to care about at a time when it's open season on immigrants, Muslims, black and trans people, and anyone else who's 'other'.""