This is a great article on TechCrunch about how the technology industry is a bit weird. A lot of stuff made me laugh throughout the article.
And we we were all faced with the hilariously terrifying possibility that technology is now moving so fast that the US government can no longer distinguish a rogue state with nuclear weapons from a gang of trolls in it for the lulz.
Maybe this kind of florid bureaucratic surreality from their online guardians is why both the US president and the UK’s prime minister have called for math to be banned, lest their surveillance states be blinded. No, really. Encryption is just math, folks. And making math illegal will obviously stop terrorists. Right?
ISIS guy 1: I know, let's use cryptography to hide our messages! ISIS guy 2: We can't, it's against the law in the UK. ISIS guy 1: Oh, OK.— Mustafa Al-Bassam (@musalbas) January 12, 2015