21.05.2015 - 07:07 [ Techdirt ]

Secretary Of State: We Must Have A Secure Internet; Homeland Security Secretary: A Secure Internet Makes Us All Less Safe

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech in South Korea this week about the importance of an „open and secure internet.“ Of course, that sounds a little hypocritical coming from the very same government that is actively working to undermine encryption, so it seems worth contrasting it with comments made from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, in which he whines about a secure internet making things better for terrorists. Kerry’s speech is mostly good (with some caveats that we’ll get to), in talking about the importance of not freaking out over moral panics and FUD: