Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:34 UTC
In the News As none other I know how problematic it is to discuss matters related to politics on the web. However, every now and then, there's no way around it, and this is one of those moments. There's this thing going on at airports in the US, and while many will see it as a separate issue, the body scanner issue, and the sad stories it has spawned, are symptoms of a far larger problem that is a direct threat to everything we've fought for during and since the Enlightenment.
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If the police have the document and ask you to open your locked car or home, you are obliged to do so. If they ask you to open a safe or provide the combination and they have the document, you are obliged to. If the border guard asks for the combination to your encrypted hard drive, the document is assumed, you are obliged to provide decryption keys.

Now, what happens if you don't open your car/home or provide the safe combination? What do you think happens when you won't provide the decryption keys?

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