Digital Privacy and Encryption
In the physical world, privacy is easy to recognize: a sealed envelope, a locked door, or a whispered conversation between two people. But in cyberspace, privacy is harder to see and often entails encryption—the process of encoding a message so that only authorized people can read its contents.
How might we help people understand what encryption is, how it works, how they can use it, and why it’s critical to digital privacy?
What are the tradeoffs between privacy, various notions of security, and innovation?