With recent revelations by Apple and Google that their new hardware will come with default encryption for e-mails and messages, FBI Director James Comey, proving that the government could really use a PR person, came out on Thursday screaming that it will be the downfall of society as we know it.

Citing the “Post-Snowden Pendulum” that has seen US citizens awake from their sleepwalking ways and come out in support of stronger privacy rights, Comey all but told the public that they have no right to safety or security and has promised to go to war with major tech companies who are simply fulfilling their consumers’ wishes for a sense of security.

Of course, it’s all a smokescreen as those same tech companies who promise their PROPRIETARY encryption software will be impenetrable, EVEN TO THE COMPANY ITSELF, continue to mine data in their ever expanding efforts to sell you to advertisers. In encrypting your selfies and sexts, the monoliths of Silicon Valley have brilliantly found a new customer base: the US government. Don’t be fooled, dear readers. The movement to default encryption does little to protect the consumer and only serves the interests of multinational corporations.

Meanwhile, as hacktivist group, Dramatis Personai, recently uncovered, questions surrounding the FBI’s top secret surveillance tactics, particularly as it relates to data privacy, have come under intense scrutiny by Congress.

Until humans evolve into telepaths, the only safe form of communication for those of us that prefer our solitude, is behind a wall of proxies and bots.

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