“Parochial, Magic-Driven Thinking: Signal’s Meredith Whittaker Denounces Anti-Encryption Efforts”

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AI is “not open in any sense,” the battle over encryption is far from won, and Signal’s principled (and uncompromising) approach may complicate interoperability efforts, warned the company’s president, Meredith Whittaker. “The overall theme I’m seeing is a deep desire for accountability in tech, which we saw sort of animated mid-2010s. That, then, has been weaponized; and I think we’re seeing surveillance wine in accountability bottles,” she said. It’s a form of, again, parochial, magical thinking here,” said Whittaker. But then Google published a couple of days later, like Microsoft is actually the monopoly because it has the OpenAI and sort of the Azure monopoly, right?