It is 9 November 2020 and the Austrian press is reporting that EU Council of Ministers have an ‘almost complete’ resolution on the table to ban end to end encryption on apps like @whatsapp and @signalapp. The US, Australia and others will – if not stopped – most likely follow.
This excellent 4 part series sets out the background to freedom and privacy during the internet age and helps us all understand how important it is at this time to allow privacy protecting technologies to develop and underpin our freedom. It is also a good backstory to the development of Bitcoin.
Free liberal democracies should NOT be banning end to end encryption. The series ‘Cyberpunks write Code’ can be viewed on youtube here.