Will the Paris Attacks Lead Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Encryption Apps?

""It's a great PR moment (for the government) and it's going to affect people's civil liberties," says Jennifer Granick, an attorney and Director of Civil Liberties for Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. "The story is, 'All of a sudden terrorists are able to do these things because of encryption,' and that's just crazy. Terrorists have been using encryption for a while. We know very little still about how these attacks were planned."

"There's this idea that if we know everything everybody does, we'll be able to prevent (an attack)," says Granick, "and that's not true. You end up with a million people on the terrorist watch list and you don't know who to watch.""