Actually if I were to mention all the factors in this, including CALEA, it would not be a piece of…
Steven Levy

Fair enough. My point wasn’t to fault you for not being encyclopedic in shoehorning your entire book (plus a sequel that could be written today) into one post! Rather, that the reasoning and balance of competing public/national interests culminating in CALEA resonate today in the context of ubiquitous E2E strong encryption in consumer devices. Discussion in tech industry/media circles has been so one-sided that it’s easy to forget those broader interests exist — and that we in tech have lost rounds to broader public opinion (represented by Congress and President Clinton) in the past.

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