I said, "How does a strapping young man like me get to be an old codger like you?" And he looked at me and said, "Do what you want to!" And at first I was thinking, this old man just made more sense to me than anything I'd ever heard in my life. It's just, do what you want to.
Don't let yourself make excuses for not doing the things you want to do.
There's no scenario in which we don't want really strong encryption.
The world does not care what you want or deserve.
The truth is, law enforcement ... is living in the golden age of surveillance.
We're getting into interest-only adjustable-rate subprime technical debt.
No one cares. [Americans] don't give a shit.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah):
In many ways we've never been brighter.
As I travel around America, I'm struck by how utterly powerless most people feel.
All good relationships play with power dynamics.
By going to the providers, they intend to do chaining off of information that doesn't qualify under the narrow definition of session-identifying information.
When Rep. Blake Farenthold asked the panel to raise their hands if they believed a technically secure backdoor could be built, no one raised a hand, not even Amy Hess or Daniel Conley.
It feels good to pretend, and when we all join in, it is almost as though we were not pretending at all.