What default phone encryption really means for law enforcement (and for you)



Cindy Cohn, Jeremy Gillula, and Seth Schoen have an important opinion/analysis piece at Vice today, following Apple's announcement that it will expand the scope of what types of data will be encrypted on devices running iOS 8.

Law enforcement is not too happy about the news, and Google's statement that Android L will also come with default encryption isn't making officials any happier.

"The next time a law enforcement official demands that Apple and Google put backdoors back into their products, remember what they're really demanding: that everyone's security be sacrificed in order to make their jobs marginally easier."

Go read the full piece.