“If, technologically, it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system, where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there is no door at all, then how do we apprehend the child pornographer?” Mr. Obama said. “How do we disrupt a terrorist plot?”
If the government has no way into a smartphone, he added, “then everyone is walking around with a Swiss bank account in your pocket.”
Obama has it all wrong here, without encryption the Founding Fathers would have been tried for treason and we’d have no United States.
Source: Obama, at South by Southwest, Calls for Law Enforcement Access in Encryption Fight – NYTimes.com