Kids Need End-to-End Encryption for Protection Against Corporations – The Mac Observer

In areport from theFinancial Times (paywall), a letter signed by 129 non-profits, think tanks, and academics urge Facebook to reconsider encrypting its apps. They use the think of the children argument because encryption could enable more child sexual abuse. But Justin Myles Holmes says weshould think of the children andenable end-to-end encryption for them, so their data isnt used and abused by corporations precisely like Facebook.

If we fail to take action now, we risk a world in which unsavory actors domestic and foreign have built rich, comprehensive profiles for every one of our children, following the trajectories of their education, home life, consumer habits, health, and on and on. These profiles will then be used to manipulate their behavior not only as consumers, but as voters and participants in all those corners of society which, in order for freedom and justice to prevail, require instead that these kids mature into functional, free-thinking adults.

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