Cyberspace must not be an unpoliced area of society - it is much too important for that. But the courts have ruled that mass surveillance of citizens by their Government is disproportionate and unacceptable in a democracy. After Edward Snowden revealed the existing extent of surveillance, Internet experts have strengthened encryption and the security services say that their ability to disrupt criminals have been weakened.
In the battle between the spooks and the geeks, who will win? And who should win?
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