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No, encryption isn’t to blame for the success of European terror; intelligence failure at recognizing obvious clues/hints is

Automatically blaming encryption for terror attacks must be cathartic for the political class, because it shifts the blame from them over to liberty/privacy.  But Euro terrorists used burner phones to evade law enforcement, despite the outcry over encryption.  Authorities already had plenty of info on the terrorists prior to their attack, and as this Tech Dirt piece makes clear, law enforcement were probably smothered under a glut of info, not a lack of it.  Too much info to sift through, and a lack of will to pull the threads together in time, are more to blame for the attacks’ success than privacy.