A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a file photo illustration. (Mal Langsdon/Reuters)
Clear writing is the opposite of encryption. Readers are enlightened when technical concepts are not obscured by a political agenda. Link below is to a clearly written article which addresses the confusion that occurs when encryption is blamed for terrorism and the need for citizen privacy is dismissed as an obstacle to effective law enforcement.
"Congratulations! If you are reading this on The Washington Post website right now, you're using encryption — or at least your browser is."
Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government.