The US's Campaign Against Encryption Is Based on Blind Faith in Silicon Valley

""The unanimous conclusion—the scientific consensus—in industry, in academia, and even among government experts is that there is a significant security risk associated with facilitating government access via a backdoor," Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford who is considered one of the nation's top security experts, said at an encryption policy event in Washington DC Monday.

“We know how to build one of these things that minimizes security and privacy problems. But the least bad is still really really bad,” Mayer added."