Wired says It’s Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet | Enterprise | WIRED. What a bad idea. The net is built on simple text protocols. Basic email is built on simple text protocols. XML is built on simple text protocols. They all work really well. Adding a layer of opacity over the top in the 90% of places where it’s not needed will make things so much harder to build, and verify. The point I take away from the security issues of the last couple of years is a commonplace: security is hard. Why do we want to impose it on every piece of the Net? Unnecessarily?
The case for: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/08/the-case-for-elizabeth-warren-in-7-minutes/?tid=rssfeed
The case against: same as that against Obama in 2008, and for Clinton: experience. How not to run into a Congressional brick wall.