What am I missing?
I think using encryption is illegal in several countries.
QuoteWhat am I missing?People are stupid/lazy/cheap. Unfortunately the current state of the art means that using encryption requires the user to be knowledgeable, to think, and to act.Also remember encryption is only part of the story. Even the metadata tells someone a tremendous amount about you - encrypting your phone conversation so that the NSA can't hear you ask mom "how many kilos of C4 was I supposed to pick up?" doesn't help your security all that much if they can use the metadata to know that you placed the call from Achmed's Bomb Shop.-j
Quote from: robtillaart on Jun 28, 2013, 04:52 pmI think using encryption is illegal in several countries.Yep, my wonderful country considers exporting encryption technologies to be the same as exporting nuclear weapons. Only above a certain threshold though (meaning it has to be weak enough for the CIA to bruteforce in a few hours).
Why aren't there commonly available commercial encryption communication devices?
You would think there would be a huge legitimate (and also illegitimate) market for this sort of thing.