Should encryption be illegal or at least, should the programmers of encryption software provide the government with backdoors to have access to any and all encrypted data in the world? The FBI is whining about how it's making it harder for them to catch "terrorists" and "pedophiles." Keywords that will push lawmakers to support new legislation against encryption. They may pass new laws to make it illegal for companies to not provide or code in back doors for their encryption programs. But that doesn't stop anonymous open-source programmers to not provide that functionality... which might push them to legislate something that would make it a criminal act to encrypt ANY data that uses an encryption program that is not on their "whitelist." http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d144...tice-dept-taking-encryption-concerns-congress Much of the western world has varied encryption laws. In general, law enforcement MUST be provided access to encrypted data either by the owner of said data or 3rd party (encryption technology programmers/companies) to provide a way to gain entry into the data. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_disclosure_law My opinion is, FUCK NO. Everyone should have the right to privacy.