Government heeds the big encryption call

It took laptops disappearing with tens of millions of records on them, but the US Government is finally getting the hint. It’s now full disk encryption for all their computers.

Not that it really matters – they are going to have a lot less to protect as of the new year.

UPDATE: Bruce Schneier thinks full disk encryption might be overkill. I think that picking and choosing what to encrypt, in a bureaucratic environment, is probably more headache than it’s worth.

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