Special Letter: Designing the Next Internets
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Most informed telecoms engineers (and technically sophisticated Net users) have come to the conclusion that security on the Internet, as it's designed today, ranges from the impractical to the impossible. Sure, the NSA and Snowden's leaks have led the big tech companies to look at (and implement) end-to-end encryption, something FBI director Jim Comey lamented in a speech last night as being "uncrackable" by his teams, at least in the mobile messaging world. But the sad state of affairs in most Net-based communications is that they are completely fraught, with near-zero chance of real security.