Security and insecurity
“We are being told that we are in graver danger than ever, and that we must change our lives in drastic and inconvenient ways in order to be secure. We are being told that we must give up privacy or anonymity, or accept restrictions on our actions. We are being told that the police need new investigative powers, that domestic spying capabilities need to be instituted, and that our militaries must be brought to bear on countries that support terrorism. What we’re being told is mostly untrue. Most of the changes we’re being asked to endure don’t result in good security. They don’t make us safer. Some of the changes actually make things worse….”.
Bruch Schneier in the latest edition of his newsletter.