The crypto wars: How much privacy should we give up for security?

Sauvik Das
10 min readFeb 26, 2021

In 2015, there was a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, claiming the lives of 16 (including the two perpetrators) and injuring 24 others. The incident was a terrorist attack, and a tragedy. It also surfaced a longstanding debate on the role of security and privacy-enhancing technologies in society: the “going dark problem” — also referred to as “the lawful access

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Sauvik Das

Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. Formerly at Georgia Tech. Ph.D. from CMU HCII. HCI, Security, Data Science.