Does encryption really shield you from government's prying eyes?

Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy

  • The NSA has been watching.

  • Bruce Schneier, security expert and author of 'Liars and Outliers': 'More security isn’t necessarily better. First, security is a always a trade-off,and sometimes security costs more than it’s worth. For example, it’s not worth spending $100,000 to protect a donut.'

  • John Simpson, director of the Privacy Project at Consumer Watchdog.

  • Justin Johnson, Late Labs founder

  • Seth Schoen is senior staff technologist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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