Slideshow

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.

Show Comments

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?