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Who Watches the Watchmen: US policy had role in Google-China Hack

Nice CNN Op-Ed piece by Bruce Schneier on the role US policy had in the Chinese hacks of Google. He makes a strong case against backdoor access systems for law enforcement, i.e., that building a backdoor access system is just as likely to be abused as is it used for legal purposes:

The problem is that such control makes us all less safe. Whether the eavesdroppers are the good guys or the bad guys, these systems put us all at greater risk. Communications systems that have no inherent eavesdropping capabilities are more secure than systems with those capabilities built in.

U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google (via Lifehacker)