Back in 2009, for instance, China breached a Google database through a backdoor meant to only provide access for the U.S. government. This sensitive database contained years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets.#^Why any encryption backdoor would be a threat to online security.
Politicians regularly demand that companies add encryption backdoors to their end-to-end encrypted cloud services to enable law enforcements to easier persecute criminals. By demanding backdoors to encryption, Politicians are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security. This post explains why a backdoor is - and will always be - a stupid idea.