Weak encryption is like having a flimsy door and cheap lock. Strong encryption is like having a metal security door and a quality lock. World class encryption is like living inside a bank vault.
Just because a strong door or strong encryption might slow down a police search warrant execution does not mean it can only be used for evil ends. For every SWAY raid, there are hundreds or thousands of crimes from home invasion to sneaky burglaries -- if there weren't, the police would be out of a job.
Outlawing encryption is no different than outlawing locking your front door when you leave the house. And who gets to decide that your front door is too strong to be legal?
Two or more people violating constitutional rights commit a felony crime by doing so. If anyone dies as a result of the violation of rights, even a cop being shot to death by a victim of the rights violation, the rights violation becomes a capital crime.
How precisely does expecting people to obey they law make the site anti-law?
"Second, the gloom and doom predictions of legacy industries over new technologies is time-worn and has never been even remotely correct."
Eh, it depends on the industry. The technology to refine petroleum cheaply had one hell of a dooming effect on the whale oil industry, and when was the last time you bought an 8-track tape of the latest hits?
What the officers did meets the legal definition of aggravated sexual abuse (rape). While a body cavity search can be legal under some circumstances (with a warrant), the absence of a warrant means this wasn't a lawful search but rape -- no more, no less.
And the department already 'investigated' and determined that the officers committed no wrongdoing because they followed department policies and procedures?
My mother makes a scrapbook of every vacation she goes on
The main difference between a scrapbook and a database is the words "on a computer." Given how every picture she takes these days when on vacation is digital and she frequently shares them with family members via social media, the difference between her scrapbook and a database is almost entirely semantic.
Guess we'll have to take Sweden off the list of places that are acceptable tourism destinations.
It's pretty terrifying what that circular logic could be applied to as well.
Everybody knows that when you open a debit card account you are assigned a PIN.
Everybody knows that US citizens have social security numbers assigned to them.
Everybody knows lots of things exist that people want to keep secret.
But if everybody knowing that such data exists means the government can access it without a warrant and without stepping on the Constitution, then any need for a warrant for pretty much anything has been abolished.
Or better yet -- Holocaust denial is illegal in France. But content-based censorship is illegal elsewhere. Sue Google for censoring you in France, and compel Google France to list those links.
After all, if France can issue a court order to US servers despite such an order being illegal under US law, then OF COURSE a US court could do the same to a French court located in France. After all, companies must comply with all court orders!